The Joy of Waiting on the Lord


Psalm 37:5-9 (NKJV)

5Commit your way to the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. 6 He shall bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. 7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. 8Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm. 9For evil men will be cut off; but those who wait upon the LORD will inherit the land.

“God’s people will receive “what they want” as they trust God, submit their lives to him and be joyful in serving him. Our assignment or our purpose is found at the intersection of God’s plan and our passion. In other words, what gives you pleasure when you do it? What is God calling you today to do? What do you really enjoy doing and when doing it, there is a strong connection. Ask a mentor, a leader, a pastor or ask a Godly friend for advice? Discover purpose and use your spiritual gifts to glorify God.  In doing this you will find true satisfaction in serving Him.”

Cross references:

  1. Psalm 37:5 : Ps 4:5
  2. Psalm 37:6 : Ps 18:24; 103:17; 112:3
  3. Psalm 37:6 : S Job 11:17
  4. Psalm 37:7 : S Ex 14:14; S Isa 41:1
  5. Psalm 37:7 : S Ps 27:14; 40:1; 130:5; Isa 38:13; Hab 3:16; Ro 8:25
  6. Psalm 37:7 : ver 1
  7. Psalm 37:7 : Jer 12:1
  8. Psalm 37:7 : Ps 21:11; 26:10; 119:150
  9. Psalm 37:8 : Eph 4:31; Col 3:8
  10. Psalm 37:8 : ver 1
  11. Psalm 37:9 : S Ps 31:22; 101:8; 118:10; Pr 2:22
  12. Psalm 37:9 : Isa 25:9; 26:8; 40:31; 49:23; 51:5
  13. Psalm 37:9 : ver 22; Ps 25:13; Isa 49:8; 57:13; Mt 5:5

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