Patience and prayer

Re: Verse reading–Psalm 40 (day seven)
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.”  (vs 1)  Both of these assignments come to the believer from God.  We are to be patient!  “Those who WAIT on the Lord will renew their strength”  (Isaiah 40:30)  We are to pray!  “There was a widow in that city, and she KEPT COMING TO HIM, saying, ‘Give me legal protection from my opponent.’ ” (Luke 18:3)  Even David, as he waited on God, did not stop crying out to God.  It is an important and difficult balance to find.  Waiting on God is not stoic, silent or sullen resignation.  As believers, we bear up under the difficulties of life, but we never cease to cry out to God for His help.  We are His children, asking our Father for His help.  We are His adult sons and daughters, facing hardships with confidence and hope.  Patience and prayer.  We do both.

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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