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Lamentations 3:19-26, God, Grant Me Patience. And Hurry!

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The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul that seeks him.
— Lamentations 3:25

RCL Daily Devotion for Friday, October 4, 2019

RCL Daily Devotions written by R. Fergus Moir from RCL Worship Resources (see more).

I’m not good at waiting. When things aren’t going well, I want them to be fixed now. My instinct is to plow through the problem on my own will, and do everything in my power to make things better. Frankly, it doesn’t work. In fact, a lot of times, my frontal assault of the issue makes things worse. I step on others’ toes, hurt feelings, and wind up no better off than when I started.

God is good to those who wait for her, to the soul that seeks her. Instead of acting as if I’m God, it is far better to cultivate patience and turn to God in prayer. It’s not easy. But when I sit with my discomfort and ask for guidance, often the answers come, solutions present themselves, and I am led to right action, rather than self-righteous action.

Patient God, when I am struggling, help me to always show your grace and mercy to all who call upon you. Amen.

 

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