Patient Perspective

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 24 (day five) All of the pieces seemed to have come together.  The tension and suffering could be over.  God was delivering Saul to David.  Saul was within his grasp.  Yet, David rightly understood the timing was wrong.  How was David so patient in waiting for God’s promise to be fulfilled? How can we be as patient while we wait on the Lord?  A look at David’s journal might give us insight.  Many scholars believe David wrote Psalm 57 while in the cave. It was David’s view of God that was the key.  David saw God as sovereign (Psalm 57:2- “God who fulfills his purpose for me”). David constantly pictured God’s love (Psalm 57:3- “God will send out his steadfast love and his faithfulness!”). David viewed God as greater than any circumstance (Psalm 57:5- “Be exalted, O God, above the heavens! Let your glory be over all the earth!”).  David’s perspective allowed him to trust and discern God’s timing.  

Try it!!  “God is bigger/better than  _______________.

Author: Scott Lane

Scott Lane is the Executive Pastor of Ministry at FBCSA.

One thought on “Patient Perspective”

  1. I must say God is bigger and better than the issues or the problems we face! He is the only one we can trust with all our minds and hearts. His timing for our circumstances, I am convinced, is always right. It is worthy to wait on Him.

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