How To Overcoming the Challenges of Waiting
Divine Key 2022 – 05/02/2022
Overcoming the Challenges of Waiting
I waited Patiently for the LORD; And He inclined unto me, and heard my cry – Psalms 40:1
The Psalmist waited Patiently for the Lord, for the Time Appointed by God for His intervention, for the Fulfillment of His Promises and for turning Visions and Dreams into Realities.
The truth is the Waiting is Highly Challenging.
The Bible says, Hope defers make the heart sick, but when desire comes, it is a tree of Life – Proverbs 13:12
There are quite a number of Challenges, we face while Waiting, some of which are:
(1) Discouragement and Depression.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick – Proverbs 13:12
(2) Compromises or Lowering of Standards.
Abraham and Sarah compromised while Waiting – Genesis 16:1-4
Saul compromised while Waiting for Samuel – 1 Samuel 13:8-9
Hannah had a Sorrowful Spirit while Waiting – 1 Samuel 1:15
Job became Sorrowful while Waiting for his Change – Job 17:7
(4) Making the Present situation the Final Destination.
Making the Present Predicament, a Cross to carry forever – 2 Kings 4:8-28
(5) Lukewarmness – Matthew 25:5
Drawing back unto Perdition – Exodus 32:1-4
How do we overcome?
(1) Lifting up our eyes.
The cure to discouragement and depression is to lift up our eyes – Genesis 13:14, Psalms 121:1-2
(2) Be constant in Well doing – Galatians 6:9
(3) Rejoice always – Proverbs 8:30; Galatians 4:27; Philippians 4:4
(4) Pray fervently – 1 Thessalonians 5:17
(5) Be Grateful – 1 Thessalonians 5:18
You are not celebrated for what you receive, but what you give – Giving of Thanks makes you a Celebrity.
In conclusion, no Mountain is unsurmountable. With the above our Waiting will not be wasted.
Father, Please help me to overcome the Challenges of Waiting for your intervention.