“All this misery is from the Lord! Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?” —II Kings 6:33

Whether the Lord directly brings or allows “misery” in our lives, He has His purposes that He plans to work through it. Will we respond like the king of Israel above or will we “wait for the Lord?”

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD” (Psalm 27:14).

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD” (Psalm 31:24).

“We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield” (Psalm 33:20).

“… as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of
a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God …” (Psalm 123:2).

“I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope” (Psalm 130:5).

“I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning” (Psalm 130:6).

“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint” (Isaiah 40:31).

The Lord is working through our “misery” and we are to wait on Him, wait for Him. Be patient… be faithful…

Dear Father, may I trust You when I am in difficulties, yes, when I am in misery. You are above all and are working things together for good even though I do not understand how. May I wait on You and trust You. May it be so in the authority of Jesus and by the Holy Spirit’s power.

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