Whether you are waiting for physical healing for yourself or for a loved one, for that perfect job opportunity, for your soul mate, for deliverance from a bad circumstance, for freedom from an addiction, a restored marriage, or for a child, it seems that waiting on God is one of the hardest things a Christian is called to do. In fact, we don’t like waiting in any shape or form, but the difference in waiting on God, and waiting on earthly things, is that this holy waiting is not a passive activity, but an active leap of faith.
Blessed are those who Wait on God!
“So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.” ~Isaiah 30:18
During our waiting period, God calls us to surrender our desires to Him, and to trust that He hears them. We are to trust Him with our whole heart, and pursue Him, even when He seems silent. And we can seek courage and strength by believing that although we do not understand His ways – they are right, and good, and hold a purpose that we may not be able to see right now.
Unfortunately, there is no easy way to “let go, and let God”, especially when what we are letting go is so embedded in our hearts and souls. Yet, through our consistent and heartfelt prayers, even at the risk of sounding like a broken record, we will experience a strengthened faith as we savor God’s promises until the answers come.
Today choose to believe, and know that no good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly (Psalm 84:11), and God will make everything beautiful in His time (Ecclesiastes 3:11) . And even though it’s hard, we have to trust that His answer will be nothing less than His very best… right on time. And hope that you feel encouraged to do the same whatever you’re waiting for.