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The Agony of Waiting

Anchor Devotional - 11.19.16


It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Lamentations 3:26

After a job loss, the first responsible action is to start applying for new jobs. Fill out applications daily, and then wait. If you’ve gone through this, you’ve questioned will there be any interest in my resume? Will my application be noticed? Time goes by, and more applications are submitted. No responses. Emotions are like a roller coaster as possibilities raise expectations and rejections bring on disappointment.

Lord, help me! You cry. The words of the psalmist feel familiar: “Why are you downcast, O my soul” (42:5a)? The psalmist says to “put your hope in God.” Personally, my hope had been in phone calls or e-mails from potential employers. The only reason for true and lasting hope is found in God alone. “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man” (Psalm 118:8). The Lord is my Rock, my Redeemer, and my Friend.

It is not up to you how long you’ll wait for resolution to your problem. The Lord will sustain you as He’s done in the past. He will direct your paths. Don’t fret as you wait quietly on Him.

Scripture Focus

Habakkuk 3:17-19; 2 Peter 3:8-13

Insight

Be comforted in this: our peace in times of trouble is knowing that God has not forgotten us.

Read the Bible

  • Ezekiel 17-18
  • Psalm 139
  • Philippians 3-4