Assume The Best From God
"Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!" —Psalm 27:14
Waiting is never fun. You know it's true. For men that like to fix things, waiting produces anxiety—an anxiety that will construct evasive plans in your idle mind. Given any time to ruminate on the issue that needs a resolution, you devise a plan of action rather than "wait for the Lord." While you think this will relieve the tension, you are wrong. Yet in your anxiety and rumination, you have convinced yourself that your plan of action is strong. But what if this was only a show of your weakness? What if true strength was restraining the impulse to act on your behalf, and waiting a little longer for the Lord? Be full of strength and courage today, and be God's man.
DO THIS: Assume the best from God and don't take issues into your own hands.
PRAYER: God, my human mind seeks to persuade me to act of my own volition. But your Word is clear, and it bookends my strength and courage with a single phrase "wait for the Lord—wait for the Lord." In my waiting, increase my strength and fortify my courage. Let me live in the present but assume future graces.