I am not a fan of waiting. I will do everything in my power to avoid waiting. I choose the shortest lines, avoid traffic at all costs, look for quickest ways to perform tasks, etc. If there is a way to shorten the wait, I will find it, do it, make it happen. I hate waiting.
Unfortunately, waiting is part of life.
We must wait 10 months to see our precious babies for the first time.
We must wait for our pay checks.
We must wait for things to cook.
We must wait for our favorite show’s new episodes.
We must wait in lines.
We must wait for take out.
We must wait for many things.
And, we must wait on the Lord.
There is no avoiding waiting.
But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
Waiting is a part of our walk with the Lord. He is not a genie in a bottle that pops out when we rub on the side of it. He does not come when we fret over the trivials of life. He will come and He will do when HE is ready. In HIS timing. It is OUR job to wait on Him and TRUST Him. You see, in regards to waiting on the Lord, it requires trusting Him. Trusting that He will come through for us as He has in the past. Trusting that He knows best and His timing is better than our own.
He is always doing little things to teach me, and waiting is one that this hard head fights every step of the way. LOL! I know that when my computer crashed in late January and I had to wait a month for Him to provide the money to fix it, He was teaching me. I had to rely on Him for the patience of my subscribers and those who paid for something they were being forced to wait for. Yet, He came through and each person was very kind and patient with me. I am SO very thankful that the Lord loves me enough to make me wait!
What a bunch of spoiled brats we would be if we never had to wait for anything!?
I wait for the Lord, I expectantly wait, and in His word do I hope. – Psalm 130:5 (amplified)
Waiting on the Lord is for OUR benefit.
It builds hope.
It helps us trust Him more.
It builds our faith.
It helps us rely on His strength rather than our own.
It teaches us obedience and patience.
Waiting is a good thing.
Do I like waiting after this devotional?
However, I love my Daddy God and if HE says waiting is for my own good and that it is required, then I will learn to cultivate the fruit of patience in my life through waiting on Him. I will choose to trust Him and allow Him to teach me as I wait in line, traffic and for Him to move in the areas I desire. Why? Because NO ONE loves me like He does. No one cares for me as intimately and profoundly as He does. No one. I will wait because I know He loves me and would never do anything to harm me. I will trust Him and praise Him as I wait…
Daddy God, You know I detest waiting. It is something I avoid as much as possible. However, I know that in the waiting there is a lesson and an opportunity to trust You more. Help me to learn to be joyful in the waiting. Help me to see the good in the waiting. I love You and trust You more than anything or anyone on this planet. Help me be all that You desire me to be. I love You, Daddy. In Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
I looked up a few verses to help you see how waiting can be a good thing in our lives. I want to encourage you to dig deeper and learn to wait upon the Lord. Take the time to look each verse up and check the references. Study and find LIFE in God’s Word!
- Micah 7:7
- Romans 12:12
- Psalm 37:7-9
- Romans 15:4-5
- Psalm 25:4-5
- Psalm 27:14
- Lamentations 3:25-26
Memorize: I WAITED patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry. – Psalm 40:1 (amplified)
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