Day 22 – Lock-down Waiting to experience God’s Best

by Yvette van Niekerk

Psalm 57: 2 ESV

“I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.”

During this lock-down, we are all waiting. I know I am waiting to see what happens next in our economy, our country, and our people. Whether God changes our situation or changes me, “God will fulfill His purpose for me.” 

It’s like building a puzzle we don’t see all the bigger picture until all the pieces are in the right position. I think it must be the same for God, He sees the bigger picture and knows best as Romans 8 verses, 28 says: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, called according to his purpose.” God is doing this for the good of us who love him. 

It’s difficult when life feels like ~ pressed down from all sides; there isn’t a right perspective from where I am standing. I’m always feeling tired. I lack vision, and it feels like my circumstances can be overwhelming at times. Now is the time to trust in God with all my heart, as Proverbs 3 verses, five says: “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your understanding;” This tells me I should let the LORD take hold of the driver’s seat, taking the wheel from me I’m going to crash and burn. I think God may be waiting for me to surrender my position and let Him take over.

Even if God doesn’t do anything right now, I know that in God’s time it could be tomorrow or as 2 Peter 3 verses, eight says: “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: with the LORD a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” I am sure God can solve anything instantly or in two generations. Then the Lord says in Isaiah 30 verses, 18 “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you, he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” What must we be doing during this time? “Wait,” I believe I’m going to experience Gods best in my own life, what about you?

Prayer

LORD, humbly I stand before You, always impatient, I suppose there isn’t one as impatient as I. I know the best things come after waiting, please Lord give me the wisdom and insight to trust in You. You alone know what is best for me at the right time. I am grateful and happy to spend this time waiting for Your direction and purpose for my life. I am delighted that I can talk to You, bless each person reading my blog and my family and friends. I pray for supernatural favor today in my own life as well as in the lives of all reading this blog, with You Lord and with people, Amen

Yvette van Niekerk

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