Just Wait!

According to the dictionary, there are a number of definitions for the word “wait”. One in particular is “looking forward expectantly.” The other day, I had to wait in an airport. As I waited I looked forward expecting my flight to arrive. During the wait, I was able to make some contacts, read, and visit with others who also were waiting. So waiting does not indicate doing nothing.

 

We all experience opportunities to wait every day. We wait on red lights to change, we wait in line to be served, we wait on a phone call, we wait for the information to arrive, we wait for the house to sell, we wait for that promotion, we wait for the rain to stop, and on and on. Wow, we do wait a lot! Sometimes waiting on God is not easy. Ever been there? Waiting requires trust.

The Psalmist David writes:

Psalm 25:2-3 “O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me. Yea, let none that wait on thee be ashamed…”

Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”

Sometimes we look around and see everybody else getting on with life. Sometimes we can even question, “Lord, what’s wrong with me?” or “What did I do wrong?”  Maybe, just maybe, God allows us to wait at times so that He can work in our lives.  Maybe God is allowing us opportunities to lean on Him and to grow in trust.

So I pray this week, if you are in a waiting pattern, that you will keep doing what you know to do.  Keep leaning on Him and keep trusting Him. He is faithful!

Psalm 62:5 “My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.”

Dear Heavenly Father, I pray this week Your encouragement and direction will come to all those who feel like they can’t wait any longer. Help them to see Your hand on their lives. And if they are trusting in their own understanding and are not on the path that You desire for them, I pray You will reveal that to them, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

Recommended reading: Proverbs 3

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