Fresh Hope – 21st October 2016

When you think about it, we spend a whole lot of our lives waiting.

The question is: are we going to wait the right way or the wrong way?

If we wait the wrong way, we’ll be miserable, but if we decide to wait God’s way, we can become patient and enjoy the wait. It takes practice, but as we allow God to help us in each situation, we develop and grow the fruit of patience in our lives.

Often when stuck in traffic and getting frustrated with the wait, Gillian will often say to me, “you may aswell sit here and enjoy the journey rather than sit here and get high blood pressure.” She’s right. Whether patient or impatient, the wait is still the same length of time.

Having faith in Jesus offers no buttons to push for quick service. The man in a hurry must learn to wait for God’s perfect time, otherwise, he will give up and move onto something else without having learnt a thing.

If God decides to prolong an answer, are you willing and secure enough to trust Him and wait?

Allow patience to do its job, which is to make you more mature and complete.

Keep working through your current apparentĀ set back, knowing that it will lead one day to your come back.

‘Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. (Galatians 6 v 9)

Pastor Mark

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