Daily Devotional – 4/14/15 “Why won’t you wait?”

It’s Tuesday and someone is being tormented with terrors, persecuted by your past, haunted by hurt, teased with temptations, bothered by your burdens and neglectful because of your nightmares but I got hope for you. Yea, I’ve stopped by on this Tuesday to tell you to turn it over! That’s all … I get it; it’s not as easy as I may make it sound, it may seem as if you can’t pull yourself out of that muddy pit you’ve stepped in, you can’t breathe even though you seem to be standing in the midst of fresh air and you can’t see even though there aren’t any clouds in your vicinity but baby before you give up … WAIT! David said in Psalm 40:1, “I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” I know, I know; you’re tired of waiting but don’t you wait to get your oiled changed, your hair done, your nails did and your tires rotated? Don’t you wait until your appointed time to interview for that position? Don’t you wait for the bus? Don’t you wait for the light change? Don’t you wait when your boo says he or she is on the way? Don’t you wait for your lives to be restored in Candy Crush or your turn in Trivia Crack? Don’t you wait on meaningless stuff?

Then why can’t we wait on the Lord? David says when he waited on the Lord in Psalm 40:2-3, “He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.” Why won’t you wait? David picks back up in Psalm 40:4 and says, “Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!” Why won’t you wait? I know you’re tired but if you look up, you’ll see that there is restoration in waiting. It’s like running, you may get tired along the way but the only way to catch your breath, you have to take a break and wait. If you drive a car and your radiator overheat, your car shuts off; oh but it you allow it to cool down, it’ll restore itself and start back up. See, there is a benefit to waiting. The bible tells me of a benefit to waiting even in your spiritual life for Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” So on this Tuesday, don’t lose hope but wait! There is a benefit to what you are going through. Wait on God to move.

Published by Pastor LaKisha

LaKisha Johnson is an author of thirty Christian Fiction novels, devotionals and journals. She writes from her heart, as she hopes the messages, on the pages, will relate to every reader.  Ask her and she’ll tell you, ”It’s not just writing, its ministry.” Over the course of her career, she’s won the 2018 Drunken Druid Book of the Year Award for her book, The Forgotten Wife, 2019 Top Shelf Christian Fiction Book of the Year for Dear God: Hear my Prayer, 2020 Distinguished Authors Guild Award for her book, I’m Not Crazy and was a 2020 TopShelf Women’s Fiction Finalist for her book, When the Vows Break. In addition to being a self-published author, she’s also a wife of 22 years, mother of 2, Asst. Pastor of Macedonia MB Church in Hollywood, MS; Sr. Business Analyst with FedEx, Devotional Blogger and more. She’s a college graduate with 2 Associate Degrees in IT and a Bachelor of Science in Bible.   LaKisha writes from the heart, and this is why she doesn’t take the credit for what God does. If you were to strip away everything, you’d see that Lakisha is simply a woman who boldly, unapologetically and gladly loves and works for God.

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