Read Our Daily Bread Devotional 30th October 2022, Sunday ODB
Read Sunday Our Daily Bread Devotional 30th October 2022
Our Daily Bread Today’s Topic: Hope in God
Bible in a Year: Jeremiah 20–21; 2 Timothy 4
Key Verse: I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:24
Today’s Scripture: Lamentations 3:22–26
1Our Daily Bread Devotional 30th October 2022 MESSAGE
As the holiday season approached, package shipments were delayed due to an unprecedented influx of online orders. I can remember a time when my family preferred to simply go to the store and purchase items because we knew we had very little control over the speed of mail delivery. However, when my mother signed up for an account that included expedited shipping, this expectation changed. Now with a two-day guaranteed delivery, we’re accustomed to receiving things quickly, and we become frustrated by delays.
We live in a world accustomed to instant gratification, and waiting can be difficult. But in the spiritual realm, patience is still rewarded. When the book of Lamentations was written, the Israelites were mourning the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonian army, and they faced a series of challenges. However, in the midst of chaos, the writer boldly affirmed that because he was confident that God would meet his needs, he would wait on Him (Lamentations 3:24). God knows we’re inclined to become anxious when answers to our prayers are delayed. Scripture encourages us by reminding us to wait on God. We don’t have to be consumed or worried because “his compassions never fail” (v. 22). Instead, with God’s help we can “be still . . . and wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:7). May we wait on God, trusting in His love and faithfulness even as we wrestle with longings and unanswered prayers.
Reflect: How have you been waiting for God? How might you trust His timing?
Prayer for Today: Heavenly Father, sometimes it can be difficult to wait on You. Please give me the strength to continue hoping in You.
Our Daily Bread Devotional 30th October 2022, ODB for Sunday written by Kimya Loder