Finding Joy While You’re Waiting

“There are many who say, “Who will show us some good? Lift up the light of your face upon us, O Lord!”  You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” Psalm 4:6–8

You too might be asking, “Who will show us some good?” When will good times come? When will the pandemic be over? When will I find a job? When will the economy resurge? When will I find my future spouse?

What circumstance are you waiting for to change? 

These are natural questions, but what do you do while you are waiting? How do you find joy while you are waiting for those circumstances to change?

The only way to experience joy in all circumstances is to place your joy in something beyond circumstances.

David’s delight in God was greater than the biggest bumper crop. His joy was in the One who never changes. You too can have that kind of joy in God.

David also experienced the rest of relying on God. As Charles Spurgeon said,

The sovereignty of God is the pillow upon which the child of God rests his head at night, giving perfect peace – Charles Spurgeon

Peace is possible right now; not because everything is perfect, but because your perfect God is ruling and reigning over everything. 

Especially when you don’t have all the answers, choose joy in Christ, and rest peacefully in the hands of Almighty God.  

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