In today's scripture, the word wait is both a command (verse 7) and a promise (verse 9 and verse 34).
Waiting is frustrating, especially when you focus on the waiting, but it is not when you focus on the promise. Waiting is the hardest thing to do in the Christian life, because we have been spoiled and programmed for instant gratification. Why does God, who knows our frame, constantly call us to wait? Why should we wait?
Waiting is a biblical practice; there are many, many instances that can be cited. In waiting, God will energize your inner strength and elevate your upward strength. The waiting is a command. The promise is His enthusiasm for your outward strength -- you will be renewed.
Huber Memorial Church is an urban ministry located in Baltimore City, Maryland. Our mission is to rescue the children, redeem the family and recreate community. We do this by impacting this generation and changing the next generation…one mind at a time, one heart at a time, one life at a time and one home at a time. And we do this all to the Glory of God.
"The Living Hope" is an outreach ministry of Huber Memorial Church. These weekly sermon messages of sound biblical doctrine, truth and hope, are preached by Pastor P.M. Smith.
The Lord has spoken and He has spoken good concerning you and me... all because we have a relationship with Him!
About Pastor P.M. Smith
As a youngster, P.M. Smith, desired to be a lawyer. But after completing law school and achieving success as a formidable criminal attorney, there was still a void in his heart. He fulfilled the call on his life and left the legal profession in 1983 to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and serve as full-time pastor of Huber Memorial Church in Baltimore, Maryland. Winning cases was something he did well, but winning souls for the Lord is what he does best!
Under his leadership, the church has developed a strong and vital teaching ministry for all ages and a Christian co-educational school, H.O.P.E. Academy. He is the recipient of numerous awards and citations, and is a visible shepherd and servant in the community. He and his wife Delores have two children, Tehma & Ade.
Pastor Smith encourages every Child of God, every Soldier of the Cross of Christ to...don't compare...don't complain...don't compete...don't quit...Just Continue!