Be Strong. Take Heart. And Wait.

Sometimes it feels like we spend our whole lives waiting for something to change. Dress size. Marriage issues. Work problems. Financial woes. You get the idea.

One thing I have been waiting on for a long time is simply the next step as I follow the Lord in the call to ministry. I don’t know what it looks like, but I know something is coming. I don’t know what action I should take, if any. The only thing I do know is that He has called me into full-time ministry and for now what that looks like is administration at GFMC, ministry to the kids in the LOFT, and preaching at area churches when I can.

Sometimes it’s hard, the not knowing. It feels like I have been forgotten. Sometimes the enemy tries to come in and tell me that I didn’t hear the Lord or that I am not who He wants to use.

Sunday, as we read Psalm 27 together, I was reminded that sometimes it’s hard to wait, especially in hard times. But I have a choice in my response.

Psalm 27

Of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me
to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.

13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.

I choose to remain confident. I choose to be strong, take heart, and wait.

Are you waiting on something this morning? Be strong. Take Heart. And wait.

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