Shepherd Daily Devotional

Waiting On God

“Even if you think God has abandoned you, continue to wait on Him.”

KEY VERSE: Psalm 40:1

The hymn, “The steadfast love of the Lord” has the popular lyrics; “They are new every morning, new every morning: great is your faithfulness, O Lord”. These words were taken from chapter three of the book of Lamentation. The entire chapter captures the feelings of a man who is going through deep pain. Although the author may be referring to Jerusalem, he personifies his message, making it like the thoughts of a person who was in great affliction. The author is worried that God had driven him away and made him walk in darkness rather than light.

There was a time I had a similar experience. And while I was praying, it seemed like God had shut his door on me. Instead of moving ahead, I was stuck. If you ever find yourself in a situation like that, wait quietly. Even if you think God has abandoned you, continue to wait on Him. That was exactly what I did after I realized that the same person who was crying out his heart to God in the book of Lamentation also said “it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD” (Lamentation 3:26). So, don’t grumble. Just wait!

Prayer/Confession: Lord, I know you are on my side. Amen.

REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 40:1; Exodus 14:14; Lamentation 3:1-32

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