January 13, Today’s thought – Learning to Wait

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Good Morning

Learning to Wait for God’s Best

Psalm 84:11-12
For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

Children can be impulsive and often want everything “now”!
(So can grownups!)
It is the wise parent who does not give in to every demand,
but rather keeps some things on hold until the time is right.

God deals with us the same way.
He makes every good thing available to His children–
but only in the right time.
As our Father, He love to prepare us
for all that He has for us to know and enjoy.
But out of fatherly wisdom,
He trains us to trust Him–
even when we want something right now–
so that we will become mature,
Chirst-like adults,
who are better able to appreciate and enjoy His blessings.
He also keeps us from greedy self-centeredness
by answering some of our requests with a firm “no.”

To try and move ahead of God’s perfect plan for us
is to deny Him the privilege of teaching us
and watching us grow to be like Him.
~~from A Day Book of Grace

Psalm 84:11-12 Amplified Bible
For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who trusts in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, and that without fear or misgiving]!

Learning . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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