Day 13: Patience and Trust - Dr. S. Walker
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Prayer Focus - Patience and Trust while waiting on God

 

Isaiah 40:31 “Yet those who wait for the LORD Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” New American Standard

 

There will be times when we will become fainthearted and shouldn’t rely on our own strength to overcome this emotion when it happens. We are promised God’s help to strengthen us when we are obedient and patient to wait for it.

 

Application and Prayer Journal Entry:

Being honest about yourself, identify the following personality trait(s) that you have:

 

  • Impatience (intolerance, eagerness)

  • Strong Will (determination, commanding)

  • Self-sufficiency (independence)

  • Demanding (insistent)

  • Stubbornness (persistence, willfulness)

  • Wittiness (cleverness, sharpness)

 

Journal how you feel your personality trait(s) can interfere with your relationship with God?

 

Scripture Study:

Isaiah 30:18  “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!”

 

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

 

Psalm 40:1 “For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.”

 

Reflection: Pages 35-36

Fill-in the blanks to discover the Key Word(s) of God’s promise from the following Scriptures found on pages 35-36.

 

Ecclesiastes 7:8  _ _ _ _ _r

Romans 12:12  _ _ _ o_ _ _ _ _

Hebrews 10:36 _ _c_ _ _ _

Psalm 37:7 _ _ _ _ in the L_ _ _

Psalm 40:1 _ _a_ _

 

Prayer:

Pray that the Lord will improve your personality and give you more patience. Include the Key Word(s) in your prayer.

 

Worship: (allow a few minutes to load) 

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