I’m not very good at waiting. Maybe you are, but I’m not. I know there are lessons to be learned, wisdom to be gained, good reasons why the Lord has me wait, I just don’t want to but, I’m going to wait. Experience tells me that waiting on Him is always worth it. I’m guessing that I’m not the only one that is not too keen on waiting.
Lately, I’ve been praying for His will in a certain situation in my life. It’s a very exciting possibility which makes me want to interfere all the more. My prayer these days is, “Lord please hold my hand and don’t let me run ahead of You and help me keep my mouth shut so I don’t mess things up.” Proverbs 18:13 even tell us what will happen, “He who answers before listening — that is his folly and his shame.” While I wait, I need to be listening for Him to speak. John 8:47a “He who belongs to God hears what God says.” I’m listening, Lord, and I know I’ll hear You.
Waiting for God to move and show me His way is what I want more than anything, and I know when I wait for Him to put things into place, it is always the best. So, while I wait I will continue working toward the goal.
Psalm 27:14 says, “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” See, if the Word says you’ll need strength to wait on Him! Take heart and don’t give up. Psalm 130:5 encourages us to put our hope in Him while I wait. Oh and look how sweet God is in Isaiah 30:18, “Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” He want to be gracious and compassionate to me and He’ll bless me for waiting! He is so good.
Maybe you are having to wait on the Lord for something big in your life too. While we wait on the Lord and try to stay out of His way, please share with me what you do to help you in the wait time. Thanks and may you be blessed in the waiting!