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Blessed Are All Who Wait For Him – Daily Inspiration, August 21, 2012

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30: 18

Having faith in God means trusting Him in all of life’s difficulties. When Judah turned to other nations for help against their enemies, God warned them that it would do no good. Only He could save them. The same is true for believers today. When troubles come, our first instinct is to look around to others or other sources for help. We check our bank balances, we solicit advice from our friends and professionals or we attempt to soldier through them alone leaning to our own understanding. As Christians, our first instinct should be prayer. Find a quiet spot and pray to God for direction. Man can provide a temporary solution. Only God provides permanent, ongoing solutions based upon His will for your life. Our vision is limited, God’s isn’t. What you may think will solve your problems, God knows it won’t. God doesn’t want to merely apply a bandage to our cuts and bruises; he wants to heal them. Trust Him today in your struggles.

God bless you today and always.

A Patient Man Has Great Understanding – Daily Inspiration, August 8, 2012

“A patient man has great understanding, but a quick-tempered man displays folly.” Proverbs 14:29

Ecclesiastes 3:1 tells us, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven” (NIV). Just as there is a time for anger like in cases of injustice, there is also a time for us to be still and patient, like in instances when we feel insulted. Before reacting to an offense, take a deep breath and consider the consequences of your actions. What benefit will be gained? How will it affect others? How will it affect me? The momentary satisfaction of giving in to the temptation to react to every offense may not be worth the permanent pain it will cause. Words and actions cannot be taken back. People may forgive them, but they are never forgotten. When you find yourself in a situation where you really want to react to a personal slight, pray to God for the self-control to restrain those urges and replace them with positive, effective thoughts rather than actions that divide and destroy.

May the Lord be with you today.