Along the side of the road, this young man spends his morning in hopes of customers who will buy fish, softshell crab, and eel before the heat of the day peaks in Binh Chanh district on the western side of Ho Chi Minh City.
Waiting is not something that usually brings peace or happiness. In life these days, we want everything done quickly to make life easier and faster.
We don’t start out willing to wait. Our natural response is often anger or doubt. God is gracious and merciful, understanding of our tendencies.
“Waiting on the Lord is the opposite of running ahead of the Lord, and it’s the opposite of bailing out on the Lord,” writes John Piper. “It’s staying at your appointed place while He says stay, or it’s going at His appointed pace while He says go.”
“Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” Psalms 27:13-14
Pray for Vietnamese who are following God’s plans and waiting patiently for Him to make changes in job and family situations so that in all they do He can be glorified.