“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived- the things God has prepared for those who love him- these are the things God has revealed to us by his Spirit. . . . we have received the Spirit who is from God, so that we may understand what God has freely given us.”- 2 Corinthians 2:9-10, 12
As Charles Stanley concludes Chapter 7 of Waiting on God, he states that if we truly cherish our heart’s desire- respecting and honoring the Father- we will exhibit patience, faith, and obedience as we wait for the Lord to act. We never should give up, especially when we’re on the brink of blessing from God and His answer is closer than ever. We’ve invested a great deal of time, energy, prayer, and confidence in God. We must not abandon our hope.
Dr. Stanley began Waiting on God with a list of “nevers.” He prays that the principle and biblical truths he presented in this book will strengthen us in our time of delay:
“You can and should endure expectantly with the joy of knowing God will never let you down. You can and should keep hoping even when the nevers of life bombard you, realizing that the Lord is the One you really hope for, and He perfectly cares for all that concerns you.”
We can know with certainty that the best is yet to come . . . always!
Today’s question: What sections of Dr. Stanley’s book have had the greatest impact on you? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “Prerequisite for a miracle”
Coming Monday: the Annotated Bibliography of Waiting on God