Devotional 6/22

But those who wait on the Lord will become strong again. They will be like eagles that grow new feathers. They will run and not get weak. They will walk and not get tired. Isaiah‬ ‭40:31‬ ‭

In our waiting, God is working.

God doesn’t work the way we work, His ways are much higher than our ways. Being hidden by God means that you are valuable to Him: valuable enough to be prepared in secret.

Value:

  • worth a great deal of money.
  • A thing considered extremely useful or important.
  • A thing that is priceless, cherished, profitable
  • A thing that is of great worth, especially a small item of personal property.

Have you ever heard the phrase, good things take time? God anointed David to be king when he was a teenager, but did not appoint him as king until he was in his 30’s. David was alone in the wilderness with some sheep, while his older brothers served the king in the army. He could have went ahead of God and made himself king, or took it upon himself to prove to people that he would be the next king… but he continued to take care of his fathers sheep in secret. David learned how to walk with God in secret, he learned to listen and serve God in obscurity. In 1st Samuel 17 David says, I used to fight lions and bears to keep my sheep safe: God prepared him to be a fighter and a leader in his shepherding days. When God was ready, He promoted David to be the greatest of Israel’s kings.

During his waiting seasons He was not mad at God, he didn’t feel insecure, he didn’t doubt God… David showed God he could be faithful. Are you showing God that you are faithful in whatever season you are in today?

Let’s pray:

Thank you Jesus for today. Thank you for the lessons, preparation and promotions. Thank you for stretching our capacity. I pray we would see ourselves as you do. May you open our eyes to see your goodness in every season, in obscurity, in those times we feel forgotten, or those dark seasons of life where we feel tired, lost or confused. Help each of your children to guard their hearts and keep a good attitude. In Jesus name, Amen.

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