Wait in Peace

Wait in Peace

Wait in peace

Waiting for a dream come true is very hard. Especially without trying to manipulate the outcome. We would like to force God’s hand to bless us and bless us now. But that’s not how blessings work. That might even be a recipe for a disaster. How then could we wait in peace?

John Ortberg has said, “What God does in us while we wait is as important as what we are waiting for”. If we truly understand this, we might be able to wait in peace. God knows what he is doing and he uses the time for waiting for preparing us for what is to come.

Wait for the Lord;
    be strong, and let your heart take courage;
    wait for the Lord!

(Psalm 27:14, ESV)

Wait in peace

All the good things come to the surrendered hearts. Something our logical minds and big egos don’t like to admit but, nonetheless, it’s true. When we truly surrender our hearts and minds, past and future to God, we are able to wait in peace. Because peace is a gift from God.

Waiting in peace is possible when we surrender our plan for our lives to God and accept God’s plan and timing for us. We just need to know that God’s will for us is the ultimate good. No matter how long it might take.

Rest in God’s arms while you’re waiting. And know that you’re more than enough. You’re a beautiful child of God. Be filled with hope, faith, and love. Wait in peace and be strong, let your heart take courage.

Gracious God,
Forgive us for being impatient
and trying to manipulate you to give us what we want.
Thank you for loving us even when we try to force you to obey us.
We surrender our will, our dreams, our plans to you.
May only your will happen in our lives, Lord.
Enable us to wait in peace.
Pour our grace upon grace, hope upon hope,
and anything else we need to wait in peace and joy.
In Jesus’ name,
Amen

Q4U: Is waiting hard for you? What does make it more bearable?

Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you lean on Jesus for strength and courage!

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