Reflection for January 2016 on the theme Be Courageous

September Reflection – Be patient with God

Aruk Omori

By Aruk Omori

Romans 5: 1-3 and Genesis 28:15

I know it is hard sometimes to be patient. Patience is not only the ability to wait, but also the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting. God has perfect timing; never too early, never too late. It takes a little patience and it takes a lot of faith but it’s worth the wait.

God has heard your voice crying out in the morning hours and late at night. He knows your entire request. Remember, He is not constrained by your time schedules or limited to your solutions. But be assured of this, He will answer your prayers and deliver in His time and in His way.

God is the God of promise. (See Gen. 28:15) He keeps His words, even when that seems impossible; even when the circumstances seem to point to the opposite. And when you wonder whether He will take care of you, think of this: since he sacrificed His own son for your salvation, will he not also, along with Him, graciously give you all things? You can count on that!

Beloved, let hope be the last thing we lose! You see, there is no other God like Jehovah, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him. Not one. For He is the Almighty Father who longs to be gracious to you. He freely shows His compassion.

I don’t know what you are going through at this very moment in your Marriage, academic, in your career, in your business. Maybe you are married without a child, maybe you’ve lost your job, your business is experiencing a downturn, or meltdown, maybe your expectations in life is darkened into anxiety. Child of God, waits on God. Be patient, for God is a specialist when the anguish is deep. Patience is a conquering virtue.

Today, God is saying to you: I am your God, a God of Justice. And I will bless you when you confidently wait for me. So be still and know that I am God. Be still before me and wait patiently for me to act. Wait for me, my child, and put your hope in my word.

If all things are possible with God, then all things are possible to him who believes in God.

Be patient!

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