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May 17 Prayer

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Bible Verse for May 17

“The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” Lamentations 3:25

Prayer Reflections for May 17

I’m a fixer. 

If something needs done, I want to do it. If something is wrong, I want to fix it. I’m quick to start planning and trying to figure out what to do next.

However, today’s verse reminds me that sometimes the best thing I can do is wait and seek the Lord.

Waiting, I’m not so good at.

I want to do something—anything—to fix the problem.

But I know this verse from Lamentations is 100% correct. It reminds me of another verse from the Bible.

“but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 ESV.

Waiting isn’t the same as doing nothing. Or at least it shouldn’t be. It should be leaning into the Lord. Trusting Him to take action instead of ourselves. 

And frankly, that’s a reminder that I needed today. To wait on the Lord by leaning into Him. Because, as Lamentations promises, the Lord is good to those who wait for Him. To the soul who seeks Him.

We serve a good God. A God who wants to share His goodness with us. But it isn’t something we can achieve on our own. It’s something we have to trust Him for.

So my hope for today is that we will all waiting on the Lord and let His goodness sweep over us.

May 17th Prayer

Father God, thank you for being a God of action. Help me to lean into You, to seek You, while I’m waiting. Help me to trust that You are good to those who wait on You. I get so busy and try to run ahead, I need the reminder that Your goodness is found in the waiting and the seeking. Thank You for Your Word. In Jesus name, Amen.

Resource of the Day

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  • Heather Hart

    Heather Hart is the founder of Candidly Christian and has written over two dozen books, including Talking with Jesus. Her goal isn’t to tell others how to do more, be better, or achieve perfection, it’s to point them to Jesus. After all, life is hard, but God is good. You can connect with Heather online at AuthorHeatherHart.com.

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Paula Short

Thursday 18th of May 2023

Heather, I appreciate your May 17th prayer. Your neighbor at Let's Have Coffee #24

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