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Luke 2:25–26 (ESV): "25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ."
It's been said, "all things come to him who waits, provided he knows what he is waiting for." The why in waiting is what keeps us patient. Don't be fooled by the fly-by-night feelings that come and go. Stand firm in the promises of God for we know He cannot lie.
The Lord gave a promise to a priest named Simeon that he would not see death without fixing his eyes on the Promised One of Israel. All Simeon had to do was wait. So he waited, and then waited some more. Then strange news began to circulate that angelic hosts were appearing to people proclaiming that the Messiah had been born. Simeon hearing this continued to wait. Then one morning being led by the Spirit Simeon came to the Temple, the wait was over, behold Christ the Lord appeared and Simeon rejoiced for the Lord fulfilled His promise.
What are you waiting for Christian? What has God promised you that requires you to wait on Him? There is great value in the wait. It is where tenacious trust is built. You say you believe, so don't doubt when things take a while. Trust the Lord while you wait. He is up to something so keep your heart centered on Him and walk in the Spirit for in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye the wait will be over. Be found faithful while you wait, amen?
Father, we thank You for giving us promises we can wait upon. We thank You for giving us Your Spirit to enable us to wait well. May we trust You with all we have and believe in every word You say. Help us to be found faithful as we wait on You in Jesus' name, amen.
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