Published September 20, 2011
"Coffee Break" is a morning devotional written by Lorraine Ezell from About the Master's Business Ministry, Inc. Visit their web site at www.mastersbusiness.org to subscribe. This devotional is used by permission.
"I Am Waiting To Hear, Lord"
"And it came to pass after ten days, that the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah." (Jeremiah 42:7)
This morning I have prayed and prayed, sought and sought, waited and waited, even started writing and still have been struggling to get the word from the Lord to share with you, and still haven't received it. Some mornings it is so easy- it just seems to "flow" and I have trouble keeping up with it to make sure I get it all written down. Other mornings it comes line upon line, here a little and there a little. Then there are mornings like this one-- it seems as if I should just send a note saying, "Have a great day," with nothing else attached and forget it.
I know that you are like I am, I want the Lord to answer me instantly without any waiting, without any struggling to hear. But it doesn't always happen like that. Oh, the Lord does and will answer, it just might not be in our timing or when we want it. He may choose to have us "be still and wait." He may be waiting to answer us so that we will learn how to persevere, wait patiently, exercise our faith, or seek Him. Then again, it may have nothing to do with us but He is arranging things in such a way where it will reach someone else at just the right time.
The reason behind why He waits at times waits to give us an answer, waits to open doors, waits to fulfill His promise is not the focus. We may never know why, and even if we did we probably still wouldn't understand it. The main thing is that we learn to trust Him. Trust that He knows best, that His ways are perfect, that He is in control, He knows what He is doing, His timing is always right and He sees the whole picture.
Are you waiting to hear from Him today? You aren't alone, we all are. Don't give up, keep waiting. Keep drawing near to Him. Keep seeking His face. Keep your ears open and attentive to His voice. He will speak to you and it will be at just the right time.
Have a great day. When the Lord chooses to speak is up to Him, we just need to learn how to wait to hear.
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