Psalms 27:14 – August 29, 2018

Wait for the LORD, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the LORD! Psalms 27:14 NABRE      

Psalm 27 promises the Lord’s salvation and refuge. The psalm is an intense prayer with a message of hope in the Lord. The quoted verse wants us to take courage, be determined and wait for the Lord. In his new book and accompanying message series “Hope in the Dark,” @craiggroeschel unravels a similar message from the prophet Habakkuk. Habakkuk speaking to God, expresses God does not care, is not there and is not fair. Habakkuk wrestles with and embraces God, wondering. He doesn’t walk away. While wondering he is waiting and listening for God, writing what is revealed. God’s silence is not God’s denial. While waiting Habakkuk continues to praise God. Not a praise of what, but a praise of who, the creator of the universe, the Father of all, the LORD our God. The message from Pastor Craig is rich with application for those times we are waiting for God to respond. It is in the waiting we gain intimacy with God. In the waiting we recognize maybe the situation hasn’t changed, but out heart is changed. In God’s response we are grateful, even if it challenges us more than we believe we can absorb. Wait on the LORD, be courageous and determined. This is a short and inadequate summary of the book and message series. I do encourage you to have a look at both, the Message Series and the book Hope in the Dark.

Never stop waiting for the LORD but don’t linger, wait. The LORD wants you to have everything, always. It will take courage; the Lord’s gift comes with big commitment. It takes determination, God’s gift comes with responsibility. Be close to the LORD knowing His silence is not His denial. Wait for the LORD.

Do you feel the LORD doesn’t care about you? How can you gain courage?

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