Pause

Some may say there is much to fear.

But see what obstacles we’ve overcome!

For the Lord has been walking with us every step of the journey and will continue to. Forever.

If God is for us, who can be against us?

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Listen

They will say on that day, “Look! This is our God, for whom we have waited— and he has saved us! This is the Lord, for whom we have waited; let’s be glad and rejoice in his salvation!”

Isaiah 25:9

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Think

Waiting is such a hard thing to do. In today’s culture, we tend to not only have the ability to get things instantly but also get aggravated when we have to wait for something to come. When there is a delay, sometimes anxiety sets in and we wonder how much longer something will take. We check our emails frequently to see when that package will arrive at our door. We click buttons on our computer screens because the internet is too slow. Sometimes we live our lives constantly thinking: “I want it now.”

But waiting is something that is so good for us and truly allows for God’s timing to always occur at the right time. This waiting also helps to bring about incredible spiritual growth and can help us further our walk with the Lord. As Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope delayed makes the heart sick; longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” May we know that in waiting and in longing, there will be much to rejoice over as God’s plan is perfect!

Dewayne Outlaw

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Pray

God, thank you for the plan you have for my life. Your timing is perfect. May I wait for you to reveal all of the good things you have for me. May I rejoice in knowing that your tree of life sustains me. Amen.

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Go

Remember the words of Jesus as you go forth today:

“Look, I myself will be with you every day until the end of this present age.” (Matthew 28:20)

Dewayne Outlaw is a behavior clinician in Indiana. He has been married to his wife, Naomi, since August 2020. Dewayne loves spending time with his friends and family, golfing, watching soccer, and spending time with his dogs, Brynlee and Maggie May.

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