As long as we remain submitted to the process by waiting on God’s timing and not jumping out of the oven prematurely, He will continue to strengthen, encourage, and build us up in our hearts. Be careful that you don’t allow the fear of facing a trial cause you to move without God’s direction. By doing this, we can abort the process in our lives and disrupt God’s plan to deliver us without repercussions. God only thinks good thoughts toward us and has good plans for us. He wants to prosper us… not harm us, His children. We can reciprocate that love through trusting that He knows best.
“To You, O LORD, I lift up my soul. O my God, I trust in You; let me not be ashamed; let not my enemies triumph over me. Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause. Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.” ~ Psalm 25:1-5
Do you find it difficult to wait upon the Lord to come to your defense? When you’re engaged in a spiritual battle that has manifested in a natural situation, it’s tempting to want to step out ahead of God and miss His moment of deliverance or breakthrough.
You and I both know that God could arrive on the scene of a storm the very moment it occurred, but He doesn’t always. Sometimes, He allows us to wait on Him, so He can accomplish more than just getting us out of “hot water.” Here’s the key: When we wait on God through faith, it is our faith that gives God an opportunity to make an impossible situation become a miraculous event.
There is something even greater going on when we decide to wait through faith on God’s delivering power to come on the scene. He is building us in our faith so that we aren’t moved by the threats of Satan’s attacks against us. If you’re being pressured today because of adverse situations, then ask the Lord to strengthen you to wait until He shows up.