May 18, 2020
The Lord Reigns
May 18, 2020
One of the most difficult truths about God that I wrestle with is that God is in control, and I am not. I want things not only done the way I want them, but I also want them done my way on my timeline.
And you know what? That rarely happens. Sometimes God says “No.” Sometimes God says, “Wait.”
The waiting is the hardest for me. My natural proclivity to impatience really bucks at this idea of waiting.
I’m willing to bet most of you have similar issues as well.
Like in this shutdown, I am ready for my kids to be back at school, but I also want it to be safe. And I wish so badly that God would make it safe today and I would have the kids at school within the hour. But that’s not likely to happen, is it?
And I wait. And it’s hard for me to wait. Why God, did you have to make patience a fruit?
FAMILY FIELD TALK
- Why is waiting hard?
Lord, may your patience fill our hearts this week. Amen.
FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT CHALLENGE
For the duration of our sermon series, we are offering daily prompts for applying the wisdom from the scriptures to our everyday lives. Each week focuses on how we can encourage those around us and bear fruit! This week we are focusing on the fruit of patience.
“Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for him.”
It is easy to feel restless during this time and anxious for things to return to normal. Who do you know that has exhibited patience in the midst of everything lately? Take a moment to thank and encourage them today!
To learn more about the Fruit of the Spirit challenge, click here.