WORD FOR TODAY Trust in the Wait Psalm 33:13-20 From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth— he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. Waiting on God stretches our trust in Him, especially when we are urgently longing for His intervention or guidance in a situation. From our earthly perspective and with our limited knowledge, it may seem as if He doesn’t care, but that is far from the truth. God uses times of waiting to strengthen our trust in Him, and reminding ourselves of His character and abilities helps build confidence in our Father. So as you wait, remember: • The Lord has all-encompassing knowledge of every detail of your circumstances. • He has complete understanding of the motives and intentions of everyone involved in your situation. • God’s power is greater than all your efforts to solve your problems. Neither you nor anyone else can thwart His plans. • His eye is always on you during the wait, and He is your help and protection. • His lovingkindness continually rests upon you. Whenever you’re overcome with a sense of urgency or uncertainty, remember who God is and what He has promised to do for you. Although He may not work everything out as you desire, it will be according to His perfect wisdom and for your good—and in this you can rejoice. Dr. Charles Stanley Be Wonderfully Bless "Where there is no vision the people perish" Pastor Larry D. Smith