Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | March 7, 2014

Waiting With Courage & Expectation

A Middle Eastern woman lying down reading“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.”  Psalm 27:14 (ESV) 

 Ever noticed how our energy becomes drained if we try to manipulate circumstances?    When we try to do it in our own strength then we will get depleted.  Why?   Because it’s our strength that we are operating from rather than relying on God’s strength.   However, when we trust God and wait on Him patiently He energizes us.  God gives us supernatural energy – the Holy Spirit who empowers us to wait with expectation. A person who waits with expectation is one that is excited and holds on to courage.   They don’t allow their heart to be troubled because their faith is in God.   A courageous person is an optimistic person.  Rather than focus on their circumstances, they keep their eyes on God.  They take God at His Word and believe His promises.    The courageous person’s faith is active.  A person who is not courageous will just wonder if things will happen; they will take a passive approach because their faith is not in God.    As we wait on God we must believe, receive, and pray His Word.  As we wait on Go, we choose to praise Him no matter what the circumstances.  Let’s be people of courage, strength, and faith.   Let’s allow our faith to make us optimistic.  Let’s not cease in praying as we wait.  Be strong.  Take courage.  Wait on the Lord with great expectations.  

 “Lord, I choose to wait on You with great expectations.  I choose to rely on Your strength and not mine. I take courage as I wait on You and not allow my heart to be troubled.  I sing a song of praise.  I wait with a merry heart.  Only You can do that through me as I trust in You.”

 For His Glory

 Linda Reyes Shepherd
TRBC Mountain Blend





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