BIBLE VERSE: "Wait for the LORD ; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD" (Psalm 27:14).
TRUTH: It takes courage sometimes to do nothing. But that is exactly what Father wants us to do, if we really trust and believe in His Will for our lives. Courageous living begins and ends with depending fully on God's timing for our lives. This goes against the thinking of a world full of "instant" - instant mashed potatoes, instant coffee, instant this, instant that and even instant cameras! We want it all now, and we want it all, period. But Jesus calls for a different mindset from us, His disciples. He says in Mark 5:36 "But Jesus, overhearing what was being spoken, said to the synagogue official, "Do not be afraid any longer, only believe."
There we have it. Courage and living courageously requires both Faith and Wait. It takes strong Faith in the Lord for the man and woman of God. It takes strong Faith to be full of Divine Courage, which is the opposite of Fear and Anxiety. Look at exhortation from today's verse - Psalm 27:14:
- Wait for the Lord: you and I can give countless examples of striking out on our own, even if we said we prayed, only to fail in our own strength.
- Be strong: have the Faith which Christ calls for. It is opposite of Fear and perfect Love conquers Fear. If you love God, you will have that Faith.
- Let your heart take courage: This is not just a call to courage, but the LORD is calling for allowing YOUR spiritual heart to listen to Holy Spirit.
- Wait for the Lord: in case you missed it the first time. He is calling for us to "just hold on, My Timing is a lot better than yours and the result will be out of this world"!