Summer 2024

Daily Devotional: Friday, October 28 - Waiting Period

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

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In sports as well as in life, we often find ourselves waiting. Waiting for a better job, a spouse, a child or even an opportunity for the coach to put us in the game. The waiting period can feel like it lasts forever; it may never come to an end.

Arizona State backup quarterback Trenton Bourguet has been preparing behind the scenes his entire college career, waiting for one true opportunity to showcase his ability on the field. He finally got his opportunity this season against the University of Washington, completing 15 of 21 passes for 182 yards and three touchdowns. But even more importantly, he brought the team their first conference win of the season.

After the game, he posted photos on Twitter with a caption that ended with “God’s Plan.” Bourguet waited on the Lord for his opportunity to take the field. He kept working and kept preparing, despite the wait.

As Christians, we need to embrace the waiting period. We all go through times when we are waiting on the Lord to answer our prayers, or waiting on the opportunity to fulfill His calling for our lives. We have to continue to prepare and keep our faith in His timing and His plans. God’s timing is perfect, and it reminds us that we aren’t in control. He is.

“The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.” — Lamentations 3:25

— Madison Thacker

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