Waiting

 

Waiting.  Even the very word grates in my ears like nails on a chalkboard.  Many would rather visit the dentist’s office than wait on God because God is timeless, which can be a good thing . . .unless you’re waiting on His timing and He isn’t feeling especially rushed.  As dragging days turn to weeks and months, our patience wears thin, and we start to feel like nothing is ever going to change.  But something is changing.  Even if the situation remains the same, as we learn to wait on God with hands raised in surrender, spiritual muscles are forming.   Faith is mounting while we stand on God’s promises though they feel like empty words.  Maturity is being birthed when we choose to “Be still and know that He is God.”  (Psalm 46:10)  I would love to think that at the end of this present trial, waiting would be a thing of the past.  But we might as well befriend the waiting process because it’s not going anywhere.  Hebrews 6:12 reminds us that it is through “faith and patience that we inherit the promises.”  If we are going to see the promises of God show up in our lives, then waiting will be our reality.  At some point, we will have breakthrough, and we will most likely be grateful for the lessons that we learned in what John Hagee calls the University of Adversity, so get your school supplies ready and let’s ramp up for some lessons in waiting!  Hooray!  (Do I sound excited?  Because I’m TRYING to be excited.  It’s a stretch.)  😉

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