Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
Are you in the midst of suffering and affliction? If yes, then God is telling you to wait till the days of affliction come to an end. It is very difficult to be patient or in a waiting mode when the days of affliction crush us like a thorn. But if we wait patiently for God’s timing, then it will be a blessing to us. In Psalms 40:1 it says that King David waited patiently for the LORD and He inclined to him, and heard his cry. In the time of deep sadness and affliction, if we wait patiently for the Lord and cry unto Him, then He will come to us and give us grace to withstand the days of affliction. God is great and His Name is above all names. Job lost everything that he had and in his deep suffering he says that he would like to wait till his appointed time of affliction is over and he was expecting a change. Job’s affliction is heavy and during his time of trouble he waited for the Lord and it shows his strength of faith. He was strong in faith that his Lord will rescue him. Likewise if we are strengthened in the faith, then we can sustain the suffering and wait for the days of affliction to be over. During the days of affliction, devil will place landmines throughout our path to deter us from the faith that we have in the Lord. Because of this, we may step into one of the landmines and take some wrong decisions. This is will lead us into spiritual weakness and ultimately lead us to shipwreck in faith.
So dear saints, please wait for the Lord till your days of affliction is over. God in Christ Jesus will strengthen your faith and help you to withstand the pain and wait patiently for His time. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart: wait, I say, on the Lord (Ps 27:14). Amen.