My Daily Devotional

Don’t Make God Wait

“For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.”
Habakkuk 2:3

Waiting is difficult for many people, including myself. In the fast paced world we live in, we want things to happen immediately, as we get impatient when things don’t fall into place the way we want them to. We grab our sandwich and drink and hurry out the door; we pay our bills online, and send e-mails instead of letters—all because we don’t like waiting. I have seen many Christians try to speed up their spiritual life as well, as they do their Bible study by listening to preachers on the radio while going to work. They want to do their Bible reading in five-minute devotions, and expect that God will answer their prayers. The danger of this is that we should always put our time with God first in our lives. He should be number one, and not be relegated to the time we have left after all our other activities have been completed. We should not make God wait on us, as I believe that if we put God first in our lives He can help us with all the other things that confront us. When we look at the examples throughout the Bible, we see that Mary and Martha had to wait three days for their prayers to be answered, and Lazarus had to die before Jesus resurrected him. Abraham and Sarah had to wait until old age before giving birth to their son. Job had to endure painful suffering before God made him whole. While we wait on God to work in our own lives this is the time that we grow and change. God’s timing might seem painfully slow to us, but His timing is always perfect. We must always keep our faith and trust in God even when things are not going good around us. We must have faith that God will come to our rescue. When we are following God’s will for our lives, He will fulfill the plans He has in store for us at the proper time. Don’t make God wait for you, make Him first in all that you do.

Pastor Robert W. Brock My Daily Devotional Volume Eight
October 11


About robertwbrock

Robert William Brock, Jr. I was born in Pineville, Kentucky, the son of Robert William Brock and Irene Napier, I grew up in the beautiful southeastern part of Kentucky. I attended Union College in Barbourville, Kentucky graduating with a degree in Business Administration and Accounting. Early in my career I became interested in Health Care Administration and spent the rest of my career in Hospital Administration, where I retired after 45 years. After retiring from health care I have devoted the past ten years to a ministry, having founded and directed the Nehemiah Network, which provides assistance to the needy people in our area, by bringing together the numerous community organizations, churches and businesses to work collectively to meet the community needs. The Nehemiah Network concept has now spread throughout the nation and over 10,000 programs have been developed, in almost all the states, adopting the framework of the Network. I am a published author of 17 Christian books, and have spent over thirty years tracing my ancestors and writing a book about my Kentucky Heritage. My books are listed below: “Our Kentucky Heritage” “My Daily Devotional” "My Daily Devotional Volume II" "My Daily Devotional Volume III" "My Daily Devotional Volume IV" "My Daily Devotional Volume Six" "My Daily Devotional Volume Seven" "God’s Plan for the Family” " God’s Plan for a Father” "God's Plan for a Joy Filled Life" "The Silent Church" "God's Plan For Financial Freedom" "Living Without Sin" "My Kentucky Heritage" "Brock Family Cookbook" All of my books can be ordered at by typing in my name Robert William Brock, Jr. As part of my ministry I write a free daily devotional which is distributed on a daily basis to over 2 million people daily via e-mail. I live with my wife Margaret of 45 years in East Liverpool, where we have resided for over 33 years. We have three children and six grandchildren.
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