LINCOLN BREWSTER: ‘WHILE I WAIT’ DEVOTIONAL

LINCOLN BREWSTER: ‘WHILE I WAIT’ DEVOTIONAL

Worship In The Waiting

While I wait, I will worship
Lord, I’ll worship Your name
While I wait, I will trust You
Lord, I’ll trust You all the same

It may seem counterintuitive but waiting requires action. Yes, God is capable of the heavy lifting; but He wants us to seek Him in the waiting. Lamentations 3:25 (ESV) reminds us, “The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.”

So what does active waiting look like? I think it can take a variety of forms, but our most natural response to waiting should always be worship. This might look like singing, arms outstretched. This might look like praying, knees to the earth. This might look like serving, palms up, hands open. All of this is worship.

As a worship leader, it’s important for me to remember that worship isn’t confined to a 30-minute segment on Sunday mornings. Worship doesn’t always involve a song. Every breath we take is an act of worship.

“And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all He has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice – the kind He will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship Him.” (Romans 12:1, NLT)

When we worship, we take our eyes off our problems and set our hearts on God. Worship puts God’s power and sovereignty over our lives into proper perspective. When we worship, we experience His greatness, authority and might. Moreover, we experience His presence.

Psalm 100:4 (NLT) tells us to “Enter His gates with thanksgiving; go into His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name.”

It’s in His presence that we find His comfort and realize we’re not alone in the midst of our wait. It’s there where we also discover gratitude. In the middle of a waiting season, it can be hard to give thanks when we’re focused on what’s yet to come. Yet, worship shifts our focus, giving us eyes to see God’s goodness and a heart that’s grateful for all He’s done and yet to do.

There’s so much about waiting that feels out of our control. Worship is within our means. Want to wait well? Start by worshiping God with your words, your thoughts and your actions.

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