I don’t like waiting.
There I admitted it..but seriously who does like waiting?
There are so many things in life that we wait for…
Waiting in line at the grocery store
At the red light
At the DMV
Waiting to hear if we’ve been accepted into college
Finding that perfect someone
Finding the perfect job
Finding the perfect house
Waiting to hear back if we have been approved for a loan
Waiting to hear if our manuscript is good enough for publication
Waiting for results from the doctor
This list could almost go on forever, but don’t worry this list stops here.
We are almost always waiting for something.
Maybe we feel stuck in a certain situation and we are just waiting, hoping and dreaming of the day the situation will be gone from our lives.
Even though we wish we could snap our fingers and everything be peachy keen, it’s never going to be perfect every moment of every day.
I really don’t mean to be a spoilsport, but it’s the truth.
God has us waiting for a reason.
If we step out of His will, who knows what gigantic consequences may come of it.
God’s timing is perfect.
So, if we have to wait five days or five years for the waiting game to end, why not work hard amidst the waiting.
Nothing good comes from being stagnant.
“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
Waiting can feel brutal. It can make us doubt God, but God never intended us to doubt Him.
He wants us to fully trust in Him and His plan for each of our lives.
So, yes, we may be waiting for who knows how long, but let’s fight the good fight while we wait.
We can’t give up now.
“The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. Don’t give up!”
We simply have to give our waiting burdens to God.
He is the One who will provide the strength needed. He will help us to be of good courage and to wait patiently.
Even though we may trust in Him, hard times will still come. Periods of waiting and distress will still come.
That isn’t meant to discourage you. Exactly the opposite.
“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”
We can run into our Savior’s loving arms.
While we wait, we can stand tall. Use the strength that God provides and fight courageously through the battles that come our way.
We can wait the right way by staying busy. Staying busy helping and serving others.
Let God make you into what He would have you be. When the time is right, the waiting will come to an end.
But for now, let’s wait the right way.