Carey Lewis Devotions
Saturday, May 9th, 2020
Hope: Accepts Waiting Periods
The Lord is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:25-27 (NKJV)
Every Bible reader knows (or should know) about the value of waiting on God. If we're trying to live by God's standard, waiting isn't optional. It's required.

Let's review some crucial information:

1) God doesn't disclose the length of the wait. He's coordinating countless details, because our wait involves more than just us. It includes past, present and future acts.

2) Complaint removes us from first-team status, because grumbling sets a bad example, both for teammates and everyone watching-- who may judge God by the way we behave.

3) Fruitful work is what we do while we wait, as in making the best of what we've got. We're in the midst of learning and growing-- to become ready for what lies ahead.

4) As we're working (happily) in our jobs, keeping in mind the goals we long to see, we must consistently remember... to seek God first, seek God first and seek God first.

5) Hope in God is a great expectation and earth's only guaranteed conclusion: that a wonderful result is coming directly for us at just the right time.

## Hope: Accepts Waiting Periods (Part 28)

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Hope series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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