Monday, December 3, 2018

Waiting


Daily reading: Habakkuk 1:1-4, 2:2-4, 3:17-19
Monday December 3, 2018

Focus passage: Then the LORD answered me and said, Write a vision, and make it plain upon a tablet so that a runner can read it.  There is still a vision for the appointed time; it testifies to the end; it does not deceive. Habakkuk 2:2-3

God finally answers, “wait.  Be patient.  Deliverance is coming but you will have to wait.”

Waiting can be one of the hardest things we do, especially in the midst of suffering. God’s answer pushes against our tendency to seek out easy answers and quick fixes. Instead, it offers us a different path to take, one that settles into waiting, allowing the very act to reside in our lives as an act of faithfulness, that despite what is happening all around, or within, even if our world is imploding God is present.

Prayer:  God as we settle into waiting, may we seek your presence.  Amen.

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