Jobs. Spouses. Healings. Salvations. Buying that first house or waiting to binge the next season of your favorite show, we’ve all experienced waiting longer than we’d like for things in our lives. What do we do while we wait for our efforts to bear fruit? Well, you’re in good company. David, Joseph, Moses—the Bible is full of stories of awful, arduous waits yet thankfully, like the DMV, satisfying and purposeful payoffs eventually came for those who persevered.
Whatever your circumstance, here are six scriptures to use both to encourage yourself and to pray into your waiting journey.
“God is able to make all grace abound to you so that having all sufficiency in everything you may have an abundance for every good deed.”
Not only does God own the sheep on a thousand hills, He is also able to make grace abound so that you can be blessed to be a blessing. There’s even a formula to this given in verses 6-7 that if you sow bountifully you will reap bountifully (and if sparingly, then sparingly) not “grudgingly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” This can apply to anything; if you want favor, give favor. If you want people to respect your contributions, give honor to others with abundance and a happy heart, not as compelled. As you look to bless others, your eyes of grace are bound to see more abundance around you than before.
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