Monday's Message of Hope

Blessed to Wait!
Monday, August 31, 2020 by Penelope Kaye

Hello, my dear friend!

How often do we find ourselves waiting? Probably more than we like. And if we’re honest, none of us really like it. Whether it’s waiting for the pizza, the doctor, or the airplane, we want what we want—now. And we can be pretty irritated when we don’t get it.

This is not to diminish those situations where timing is crucial. However, some days seem to be an endless line of waiting, and we would not be wrong in having those thoughts. Studies show that we spend nearly sixty hours a year simply waiting at red lights. Sixty hours staring at a little red circle! I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a little demon sitting on top of the controls just keeping it red an extra thirty seconds, especially if I’m running late.

Yet, the Lord clearly places a high value on this trait since over thirty scriptures describe its benefits. If God Almighty considers it this important, we need to change the way we think about waiting. In other words, repent.

I’m sure you’re thinking, Excuse me. What does repent have to do with waiting? Simple. The word “repent” in the Greek literally means to think differently. Instead of seeing waiting as a curse, begin viewing it as an opportunity. How does that look in real life?

If you’re waiting for the light to change, count your blessings. Literally. If you’re standing in line at a checkout, pray for the employees and the business. Or engage the other customers and offer to pray for them. If you’re waiting for a ride, pray for construction workers. With all of the abuse hurled at them, they can certainly use some prayer support. If you’re waiting for someone else, start worshiping—even if it’s a joyful noise.

The list is virtually endless as we begin practicing the blessing of waiting. Below are some questions to reflect and/or journal. Feel free to share your thoughts—I would love to hear from you.

  • What is the hardest place or time for you to wait?
  • How can you practice the blessing of waiting during that moment?
  • Do you already have something else that helps while waiting?

Have a hope-filled week as you practice waiting!

 

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Comments

Kayrene Brown From At 10/13/2020 1:15:56 PM

Yes it is hard to wait this was so good!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Kayrene. Waiting can be tough. I'm glad this was a help to you. Blessings, Penelope Kaye

Jodi Gardner From Billings At 9/2/2020 6:50:40 PM

Yesterday I told someone I feel like I've been pregnant for many years and the birthing pains are starting. I just want the birthing to be over. Since I don't know where God's sending me, I'm waiting to see if I'm having a "boy or girl" lol I want to know there is an end insight and what it is.

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Jodi! Waiting during unknown times can be challenging. Thank you for sharing. Blessings in all you do in these uncertain days, Penelope Kaye

Lupe From Billings At 8/31/2020 3:12:28 PM

I find waiting for someone to pick me up is a huge struggle for me. Stems from my childhood memories. I believe that is why I strive to always be on time! Occupying that time will surely lower my anxiety!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Lupe! I'm glad this message of hope and Diana's comment will help you in your waiting time. God bless, Penelope Kaye

Diana Kay From Tx At 8/31/2020 8:01:04 AM

Greetings Penelope! Waiting! I find the hardest / promises the Lord has given me.He reminds me of Luke 19:13"Occupy til I come!"Translated be busy! So I get up out of my recliner , get busy ,go out and occupy territory! Here I am Lord send me! Oh the hearts that are waiting for Him! Blessings!

Reply by: PS 2710 Ministries

Hi, Diana! We definitely need to be about our Father's work. Thank you for occupying! Blessings, Penelope Kaye

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