July 23, 2017: Waiting on God on the Edge of the Cliff

Preached by Evan Stewart (00:42)

We are often told in the Scriptures to “wait on the Lord”, but what does that mean?  What does that look like?  King David wrote many psalms that reflect a lifestyle of waiting on God.  Also, the famous story of Job provides deep insight into an attitude of waiting.

The story of Job is often used as an explanation that bad things happen to good people under God’s supervision and control.  But his story also teaches the why it is important to always wait on the Lord.  Although Job never cursed God to his face, as Satan wagered he would, Job did stand on the edge of the cliff of despair.

Job experienced a turning point in his faith that each of us will come to.  Under the weight of affliction Job cried out that God was good to him yesterday, but today he is not. He reached the point where he began to believe that God had stopped being good to him.

Maybe you’ve stood on that same cliff.  If you haven’t, know that even the smallest of trials can take you there.

What God wants us to know is that while times are good we must dwell on the truth that he is good, loving, faithful and strong so that when times are bad we can cling to that same truth.  Waiting on God means learning to be still in order to see the goodness of God around you.

Scripture Reference: Psalm 27, Job 29:2-6, 30:9-10 and 19, 38, 40:4-5 and 42:1-6

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