So often I find myself just passing time while I wait… Waiting is hard, especially in an “I want in now” world.
Dwelling on the outcome of my waits can be so grueling, but when I put my trust in Christ He always makes my path clear!
Ever been there? Ever had to wait?
If your answer is yes, and I imagine it is, perhaps you might keep reading…
It’s funny really because no matter how long we wait for something, as soon as it finally comes, you can guaruntee there will be something else to wait for just around the corner.
A lot of times I’m waiting on multiple things: prayers, answers, emails, people, and all sorts of various outcomes. Waiting definitely becomes trying at times- but we wait anyways! What else can we do? Not everything happens right when we want it to, or even in the time/manner in which we find to be most appropriate on our timeline.
So what do we do?
We should wait! For some of us waiting is hard… if you’re like me you might get antsy waiting… Sometimes you might try to take matters into your own hands.
Occasionally you might be able to control the wait, but for me the best waits,the waits where I grow the most, are the waits I can’t control- the waits where I need Gods help!
It’s called learning!
– waiting- learning-waiting-learning-waiting… I’m learning that I’m always learning when I’m waiting! Sounds so silly right? But it’s very true.
For me personally, waiting is when I grow closer to God. Perhaps that’s why I find myself in waiting often. Maybe I have to wait more than others?!?! Maybe that’s when I lean on God the most.
Yesterday was a very trying day for me. Honestly, the last few weeks have been trying. I’ve been waiting on some news that could be really exciting, or not so exciting… I won’t know until the wait is over… Yet in the middle of this wait I find myself in several additional waits. Sitting back and thinking about all of the outcomes from all of the waiting I’m in is overwhelming at times.
BUT through this wait…
God is truly amazing!
Yesterday I was bogged down, and had a certain wait on my mind. I had no idea what the rest of my day would hold. While I’m not sharing the details of my personal waits, I am going to share how amazing God is to me and how He is calming my spirit through these various waits…
By the end of the night, just before bed I was feeling a little defeated- I opened up my bible app for my devotion and the “Scripture of the Day” was this:
“I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.”
I smiled a big smile and immediately shared the first part of this blog post with Kyle (my hubby). I went to bed knowing that I would finish this post today, and I had complete peace as I knew the “verse of the day” was confirmation to me that God is with me in my waiting.
This morning when I woke up, I went to read a friend of mines Facebook post. This friend shares the daily “Jesus Calling” post everyday. I was astonished at what I saw! Here is the post:
Waiting, trusting, and hoping are intricately connected, like golden strands interwoven to form a strong chain. Trusting is the central strand, because it is the response from My children that I desire the most. Waiting and hoping embellish the central strand and strengthen the chain that connects you to Me. Waiting for Me to work, with your eyes on Me, is evidence that you really do trust Me. If you mouth the words “I trust You” while anxiously trying to make things go your way, your words ring hollow. Hoping is future-directed, connecting you to your inheritance in heaven. However, the benefits of hope fall fully on you in the present.
Because you are Mine, you don’t just pass time in your waiting. You can wait expectantly, in hopeful trust. Keep your “antennae” out to pick up even the faintest glimmer of My Presence.
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.”
Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.
Isn’t God truly amazing?!?!
God is definitely speaking to me! While I wait for the outcomes to all of the situations I’m experiencing, I can call upon Him and know He cares about all of the details in my life.
I think it’s so amazing how God used this one thing that I am waiting on for me to write this post. While this post sat in “draft form”, He allowed for more waits to stack up, yet instead of becoming more bogged down with the waiting, through His word, I find myself grateful in these waits. Never did I imagine I could be grateful waiting, but here I am in complete peace with trust like I’ve never experienced- buckled down, equipped with Gods word, my faith renewed, and ready for my waiting!
What about you?
Are you waiting for something? God has a plan for you through the wait. He will always come through for you if you ask Him.