Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
August 10 Scripture Selection: Psalm 129-130
Food for Thought: Ps. 130:5-6
Whatever the situation may be that has yet to be resolved, the best thing to do is wait expectantly for the Lord and put your hope in His Word. The psalmist compares this kind of waiting to that of the nightwatchmen who must hold on, remain on task focused on their duty till morning, all the while knowing that it is just a matter of time. Surely as the night begins to slip away, they occasionally cast a glimpse toward the east while they persevere. The psalmist says he waits even more for the Lord than the watchmen for the morning, knowing He will answer in time.
However, waiting patiently, just waiting, is not enough. The Word is the element that provides the fuel necessary for faith and hope during the wait. Just as the nightwatchmen have orders to carry out while they wait for morning to arrive, so do we while we actively wait for the solution to the situation. While persevering in faith, we need to find the scriptures related to the need, meditate on them, believe them, and declare them. This type of waiting is never passive and never resigned. It is always expectant and based on the Word of God.
Hebrews 10:23 says, “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.” Just hold on. Stay firm in your confession of hope because of what the Word assures you. The Lord is faithful to fulfill His promises and even more reliable than the sunrise.
Digging Deeper (What scriptures can further enhance today’s reading?):
Getting Personal (What has God shown you in today’s reading?):
Confession of Faith (Example: Lord, based on Mat. 1:21 and 23, I understand that Jesus is God, and I receive Him as my personal Lord and Savior.):
Important Events on This Day (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.):