I love today's verse so much. "I waited patiently for the Lord ; he turned to me and heard my cry." Psalm 40:1 (NIV) Those that know me well know that I am not a patient person (Daughter #1 will read this and have a good chuckle over that statement!). I want it and I want it now! Sometimes that is how I lay my requests before the Lord. I tick off this list of things, say I'm praying for His will to be done, and before I've even said amen I'm wondering how long it will be before I get what I prayed for. I have struggled for years and years with this. But I discovered that when I pray and take my eyes off of the "things" to focus on God, it isn't so hard to wait! Everyone says that your spiritual walk is a process and lasts for your whole life. That is so true! I learn something new each day and mature a little more each day. By God's grace I'm learning to wait patiently.
The second part of this verse -- "he turned to me and heard my cry" -- just brings tears to my eyes. It is very humbling to me to think of my heavenly Father turning to me; bending his ear to hear my cries!! He will do this for every person that cries out to Him!! What a blessing!