Sunday, February 22, 2009


Its been challenging lately to put my thoughts and feelings in writing. Rest assured, I have been thinking and feeling and someday, when I get it all sorted out to where I can understand it a little - maybe find the beginning thread? - I will be writing something.
But, for today, I have yet another copied piece of work. It's the February 21st entry in a devotional book called "Streams in the Desert". This book is written for people who are needing encouragement. I found this piece says so much in such a short presentation.
May I also direct you to a blog entry along the same theme of "Patience" - Ivar's Voice Blog has a prayer posted today that would suitably follow this reading.
God bless you!

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him.

Psalm 37:7

Have you prayed and prayed, and waited and waited, and still you see no evidence of an answer? Are you tired of seeing no movement? Are you at the point of giving up? Then perhaps you have not waited in the right way, which removes you from the right place --- the place where the Lord can meet you.

“Wait for it patiently” (Romans 8:24).

Patience eliminates worry. The Lord said He would come, and His promise is equal to His presence.

Patience eliminates weeping. Why feel sad and discouraged? He knows your needs better than you do, and His purpose in waiting is to receive more glory through it.

Patience eliminates self-works. “The work of God is this: to believe” (John 6:29), and once you believe, you may know all is well.

Patience eliminates all want. Perhaps your desire to receive what you want is stronger than your desire for the will of God to be fulfilled.

Patience eliminates all weakness. Instead of thinking of waiting as being wasted time, realize that God is preparing His resources and strengthening you as well.

Patience eliminates all wobbling. “He touched me and raised me to my feet.” (Daniel 8:18). God’s foundations are steady, and when we have His patience within, we are steady while we wait.

Patience yields worship. Sometimes the best part of praiseful waiting is experiencing “great endurance and patience … joyfully” (Colossians 1:11).

While you wait, “let [all these aspects of] patience have her perfect work” (James 1:4 KJV), and you will be greatly enriched. C.H.P


Robin's Nesting Place said...

I'm very sorry that you are going through difficulty. I hope and pray that things are better for you soon.

Diane said...

Thank you Robin, your prayers are very much appreciated. Bless you.

Greg Silsby said...

Amazing, the power of patience... of waiting on God. But how like us to want to respond to the difficulties and trials of life by "doing something." How humbling to go to our knees, like a child with a broken toy, "Father, I broke this. Would you fix it for me, please? I know you can." I pray that the God who loves you beyond anything we can imagine will reach into your life, bring peace, comfort and wholeness in Him. And knowing that He will, I give Him all the honor and the glory.

Diane said...

Thank you for your encouragement, Greg. Its very kind of you to stop by. Bless you.