Waiting is the hardest part
As human beings we were created by God with feelings and our feelings can rise and fall according to the day we’re in.
Have you ever had one day where you were super happy and the next day super sad? Have you ever made a decision based solely on how you were feeling at the time?
People who are depressed and feel like ending it all, if they could only wait awhile, they would likely feel totally different about things later on. I’ve said, ‘don’t make any very permanent decision that are based on very temporary circumstances.’
I believe that much of what we do that gets us into trouble happens when we act or respond too quickly. Have you ever said something in the heat of the moment that would have come across a lot better when you cooled off? Have you ever said something that you would have never said if you had only waited?
If I can get you to wait then maybe you would learn to wait in such a way that you would build your strength back up and make a much better decision tomorrow.
So it’s not just waiting for time to pass, for time itself may not change anything, but for those that wait on God, they learn that He can change everything. They learn by talking things over with the Lord that they no longer need to carry their problems, heartaches, and sorrows alone.
He’s with us and He strengthens us as we walk through difficult times. The Psalmist said that His rod and staff will comfort us and the purpose of the rod and staff is to correct and direct us. You may need to be corrected or you would like to borrow His rod to correct others but by waiting on the Lord you allow Him to do all the leading and correcting.
If you are truly waiting on the Lord you won’t be speaking deadly poisonous words to those that you want revenge on. You can’t be saying bitter sour words to others and be hoping that you are going to arrive in a better sweeter place. Learn to speak about where your loving God is leading you rather than speaking about the troubles and sorrows of where you’ve been.
If you really have a hard time with saying the right thing then ask the Lord to help you. His Holy Spirit works both within us and around us to bring us into a new brighter freedom and out from our old dark bondages. We all have made some mistakes, we all have said some wrong things, and we all need His Divine help in order to move forward.
I invite people to church and I know that it can be hard for them if they haven’t been in church in a long time. Remember that church is the place where people come together to find strength in a community of faith. God bless you all.