Daily Devotional – 4/26/17 “I’ll wait!”

God isn’t saving you because you’ve been so good but He is saving you because He has and He has a purpose for your suffering. Do you not understand that God is all knowing and everywhere? Do you not get that He knows every hair on your head, even if you braid it down and cover it or cut it off? Do you not understand that God had the journey of our lives planned before daddy hooked up with momma? Baby, God has seen all the places you have been, the stuff you have done and heard all you have said yet He still has a purpose for your life. If He didn’t, you would be dead by now. Yeah, God heard you lying but He still loves you. He saw you creeping yet He still cradles you in His arms. He followed you when you fell into temptation because He promised to never fail us. Ok, I get it, you are tired of hearing pastor tell you to hold on when your hand is cramping from the grip. You are sick of the social media “God got you” posts when you have called and He hasn’t answered yet. You are fed up with the “weeping may endure for a night,” scripture when it seems like all you have had is more nights than days lately.

You’re faithful but the fight seems fixed against you. You lay out on your face and still being lied on. You pay your tithes and bills still behind. You serve and still barely sustaining. You pray and still being preyed on. You’ve cried until it is now a whimper and still confused. You’ve been in covenant with the word and some days, even it, feels like it is breaking up with you. You are tired of going to the altar Sunday after Sunday only to leave still stuck. Tired of calling your prayer partner only to hang up still in pain. Sick of sowing into stuff yet reaping nothing. Well beloved, you may not want to hear this but hold on until your change comes. Stay on the line even when the hold is long. Sit in the waiting room until your name is called. Stand in the line even if it looks you’re your turn will never come. Keep your ticket until it is your number called. It may look like its dead but I have seen the evidence of God restoring life (come here grandma). I’ve seen what God’s healing power can do (come here sister). I’ve seen His work in others (come here you). My sister, my brother; stop looking at how far you have to go because I can guarantee if you look back, you will see that you are farther from where you came. Today, instead of complaining tell the Lord, I’ll wait! Instead of giving up, decree, Lord, I’ll wait.

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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