Waiting for God’s Answers

The Lord is good to those who trust in him,

to the one who seeks him.

26 It is good to wait patiently

for deliverance from the Lord.

Lamentations 3:25-26

I don’t remember ever hearing anyone say, “waiting is the easiest part”. However, I have heard many, including myself, say, “waiting is the hardest part”. Jeremiah gives the secret to the wait. We find some of those reasons in verses 25 and 26 – trusting, seeking, and waiting patiently (for the Lord). Yet I believe the secret runs deeper and that is “hope”. He mentions this following the remembrance of his own impoverished and homeless condition – which could just as easily have led him away from the Lord but instead what he did was “call to mind” the goodness of God. He listed them – kindness, compassion, and faithfulness – and then he once again declares his hope in the LORD. What Jeremiah realized was listing out the “goodness of God” led to hope and hope moved him to ‘trust in him, seek him, and wait patiently for His deliverance.”

Remember my impoverished and homeless condition,
which is a bitter poison.
20 I continually think about this,
and I am depressed.
21 But this I call to mind;
therefore I have hope:

22 The Lord’s loyal kindness never ceases;
his compassions never end.
23 They are fresh every morning;
your faithfulness is abundant!
24 “My portion is the Lord,” I have said to myself,
so I will put my hope in him.

Lamentations 3:19-24

What are you waiting on today? A need? Wisdom for a decision? Healing? Whatever it is, fix your thoughts on the goodness of the Lord, “call to mind” what He has done for you already and let those truths move you to HOPE, and from the hope may you ‘trust in him, seek him and wait patiently for His deliverance. In the meantime, rest in knowing that His mercies are new every morning and His faithfulness is great!

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