Fearless in Sickness - Day 10
(This is part of a series of devotionals for use during coronavirus quarantine. You can download the devotional guide here.)
Scripture Reading: Psalm 27
One of the consistent refrains of Scripture is to “wait on the Lord.” Often, our struggles of faith are actually struggles to understand this calling.
In this age, there will be much sorrow and trouble. Our world is ravaged by human evil, infested with dark powers and under divine judgment. While there is still much that is good in this age, we cannot escape this brokenness. Too often, Christians expect that the promise of Scripture is that we won’t have to endure the pains of this age, but that is not our hope.
Our promise is that God will sustain us through the present and that our future is secure. We will dwell in His house forever. We will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. In the end, all things will be made right. As long as it is not all right, it is not the end. What God gives us is, as it were, a glimpse at the last chapter of our stories. We know the joy it contains, and it is the knowledge of this ending that allows us to wait in the present, seeking His face and walking in His ways.
A Prayer for Patience
There are many desires that war in our heart. We want happiness, fulfillment, security, and abundance. Those are not wrong desires. Yet we confess that they lead us into idolatry because we are impatient. We seek them in our timing, on our terms, and apart from Your wise provision. Teach us to wait on You, rest in You, and be content with You, knowing that as You have given us Yourself, so You will surely give us every good thing. We pray this in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord.