When We’re Waiting

Jun 26, 2016 862

I remain confident of this:
 I will see the goodness of the Lord
 in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord;
 be strong and take heart
 and wait for the Lord. (Psalm 27:13-14)

When was the last time that you found yourself waiting? Can you remember a time when doing so was difficult?

Waiting is something we all have to do sometimes, and it can be frustrating. Harder than waiting for something far off is not knowing how long you will have to wait.

Sometimes God asks us to wait and we don’t know how long it will be. You can be praying that God will work out a problem in your life, but he hasn’t. Perhaps he has put you in a situation, and why you are there doesn’t make sense yet.

In the Bible there were many people who had to wait. God promised Abraham and Sarah descendants, but in their old age, when all hope of having children seemed lost, they were still waiting. It was 25 years before Isaac was born and God fulfilled his promise. Joseph was sold as a slave before being framed and thrown into prison. He had to wait 13 years before finding out how God would use his situation for good.

So when you’re waiting, don’t lose hope. In the moments when God tells you to wait, and the waiting is painful, take comfort in knowing that he loves you and he has a plan.

So I urge you to pray that God will use you where you are, while you wait. And be encouraged knowing that his timing is always best, that he is with you, and that there is a reason for your waiting.

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