Happy Autumn Baysiders, hope all is well in your souls!
There is so much going in our world right now, from the global virus to the presidential election, its easy for us to be stressed out and just rush to the finish line of 2020 and start the next year. Probably for anyone, one of the hardest jobs to do is to wait. Wait for next year, wait for the virus to have a vaccine and social distancing be done with, wait for the church to reopen again for Sunday service, wait to go to the movie theater, wait for the NBA to start up again, wait for the election to be over, wait for your left overs to be heated in the microwave.
Waiting is the place no one wants to be in however its a place we all are aware of. Can we be good waiters? Can we be so good at waiting that waiting looses its sting and blow and we thrive in the wait? Psalm 19:7 says, “The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul. The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy, making wise the simple.” A way to rest from waiting is God’s word. The Bible is jammed packed with truth and its truth that pushes away false ideas and negative thoughts. The word of God is perfect and complete, it has everything you need to know for your particular situation. Sometimes we can get stuck in an emotional rut and our feelings dictate the course of the day but whatever the reason may be, you can always trust God’s word. His promises and words are faithful and will not let you down. Truth awakens, revives, and affirms the soul. God’s word is medicine for our stress in waiting, just as water is for thirst. So you must not listen to the voices in your head, but instead talk to the voices. Talk against the negative words with God’s words; fight back with scripture! The fight against hating waiting is the battle to believe the promises of God, and faith comes by hearing the word of God.
Be encourage Baysiders! Christ is on the throne and is working all things together for our good and his glory. The holidays are upon us and its time to refocus on the gift of love in Jesus coming as a baby. This is what we have now, no more waiting on God because he has already given us himself for overcoming anything this life throws at us.
Grace and peace,
Pastor Aaron ?:^)