Often when it comes to waiting, we have a heavy heart. But here’s the good news, waiting is priceless and what you get at the end of waiting is incomparable.
We live in the 21st century and things move pretty fast because of the prevailing technology. So waiting is often difficult. But what if God wants you to wait? Wait for a job promotion, or the right partner, or getting a new house. When God asks you to wait, technology and human standards do not stand before Him. He is the one who reigns over everything.
So, all that we do is chose to wait in obedience.
Things that God spoke to me through the season of waiting:
- Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice. Philippians 4:4
Let the joy of the Lord be our strength. In the presence of God is the fullness of joy.
- Insecurity gets a hold of us during times of waiting. We ought to do that one thing that Mary (sister of Lazarus) did; it was to be at the feet of Jesus listening to what He had to say or something like David said and did, “One thing I have desired and that will I seek that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.” Desiring God and what he wants to tell us and wants us to learn in the season of waiting.
- Trust God, put your confidence in Him. Be like a tree planted by the waters that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in the year of drought and never fails to bear fruit (Jeremiah 17:7-8). Keep serving wherever God has planted you.
- Be still and know that He is God. He is God from everlasting to everlasting. “For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight. In love He predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with His pleasure and will—to the praise of His glorious grace, which He has freely given us in the One He loves. Ephesians 1: 4-6”.
We serve an all-powerful God, the One who chose us even before the foundation of the world. We can rest in Him, trusting in His sovereignty, trusting His plans for our life.
- Brokenness is Beautiful. It leads to humility, something that God loves. For those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted (Mat 23:11).
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted (Psalm 34:18). The beautiful thing about the presence of God is that we don’t have to put ourselves together before Him. We come just the way we are, broken and shattered. And when we surrender ourselves completely to Him, He picks up those broken and shattered pieces and puts it up together and makes things more beautiful. He does more than we could ever ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
Trusting Jesus is hard. It requires following the unseen into the unknown.
But this is what we have been called to do! To live by faith and not by sight. God is working in our waiting. He knows the best for his children. He has never failed us and He never will. His mercy will sustain us and His grace will lead us through. Sorrows may last for a night but joy comes in the morning (Psalms 30:5). This verse gives us the assurance that there is always hope. “Last for a night” could be years, but “Joy comes in the morning”.
“When the storms of life hit, they almost always appear stronger to us than God’s Word. It is crucial for us to remember that our perceptions can be deceptive.” Jon Bloom