I don’t know about you, but I struggle with waiting. I don’t like waiting for anything. Waiting means I realise I'm not in control and can't determine the final outcome.
The reality is that on some level we all struggle with waiting. We don’t like to wait and we don’t like to feel that we can’t depend on ourselves. After all, this goes against the societal philosophy of today that says you need to take of number one. Your destiny is something you determine and it’s up to you to make it happen.
While it’s true that we have choices to make, as Christians we realise that God has a divine and unique plan for each one of us (Jeremiah 29:11-13, Psalm 32:8-9, Isaiah 30:20-21). We also realise that it is only with Jesus that we can have a meaningful present and a certain future in the earth made new.
So how should we respond when God asks us to wait? And what do we do in those moments of waiting? While I could give you a few Bible verses and say- there’s your answer. I believe that this is a lesson we learn and continue to learn each day as we walk with God. But if we have truly experienced God’s love for us, then we will believe that He has the best in mind for us. Thus the time of waiting becomes a time of communion with Him, a time of rest from worry, a time where we don’t need to know what will happen because we know the One who will make it happen.
With the following words in mind I invite you to wait on Him today:
“I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. He has put a new song in my mouth- praise to our God, many will see it and fear, and will trust in the Lord”- Psalm 40:1-3.
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