From The Silence Is Golden Devotional Series
Today, I’m sharing devotion number six in the Silence Is Golden Devotional Series Be Still Before The Lord, which focuses on being patient in our hope in Him.
Be Still Before The Lord – S5 E6
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Psalm 37:7
There’s an element of waiting in the Lord and being still that requires great faith and tenacity, and that is trusting in His provision and blessing when others who do not follow Him seem to do better than us.
We may notice others around us accomplishing great feats, getting incredible jobs, or going on luxurious holidays, and it’s all too easy to feel frustrated at our lack of blessing, in comparison.
Yet, part of loving God is trusting in Him to give us exactly what we need, at exactly the time we need it. And that means patiently waiting for Him to come through for us, in His timing.
Perhaps we won’t get that same job as the person we envied, but God has something better lined up for us. Or maybe we won’t get that particular holiday that our colleague got, but God will give us a beautifully simple and restful time with friends and family, that’s better than any luxurious holiday could give us.
But we must not go to God only to receive His blessings. We must do as He says, and put His Kingdom first. When we do, He will give us everything we need, and more!
Questions for reflection
- Do you sometimes feel frustrated when you feel other people are receiving blessings from God, and it seems like He is silent with you?
- What can you do in the moments in which God is asking you to wait patiently in Him?
Thank you, Father God, for Your great love and provision in my life. Help me put Your Kingdom first, above all else. I surrender to Your will, and I ask that I would love You first. Thank You I can trust You will provide me with everything I need.