“The Waiting Room”

Patience is not the act of waiting. It’s HOW you act while you’re waiting. Paul teaches us how to wait in Romans 12:12. He says be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Are you in a season of waiting? Your suffering may be causing you to question the character of God. But James tells us the Lord is full of compassion and mercy.  John Ortberg says “waiting means that we give God the benefit of the doubt that he knows what he’s doing.” Turns out, we may have been waiting all wrong.

HOMEWORK

If you need to work on your waiting, dig into Psalm 37, Psalm 40, and Psalm 130. Also, lean on the words of Paul, apply them to your waiting moments, and be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Book recommendations:
“Waiting on God” by Andrew Murray
“When the Heart Waits” by Sue Monk Kidd

Verse: Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Primary text: James 5:7-11
Other texts in this message: Romans 12:12, Hosea 6:3, Psalm 27:14, Psalm 33:20, Psalm 37:7, Isaiah 40:31, 1 Samuel 30:6, Philippians 2:14-16, Hebrews 11:32-38, Job 19:25-27, Job 13:15, Romans 5:3-4, Psalm 130:1-7

WORSHIP SONG LIST

Blessed Be Your Name written by Matt and Beth Redman

Blessed Assurance written by Fanny Mae Crosby and Phoebe Palmer Knapp

Forty written by Bono and The Edge

When I Think About The Lord written by James Huey

Romans 12:12, Hosea 6:3, Psalm 27:14, Psalm 33:20, Psalm 37:7, Isaiah 40:31, 1 Samuel 30:6, Philippians 2:14-16, Hebrews 11:32-38, Job 19:25-27, Job 13:15, Romans 5:3-4, Psalm 130:1-7, James 5:7-11, Troy Champ, The Waiting Room, Be joyful in hope patient in affliction faithful in prayer, James: The Way of Wisdom

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