Psalm 27:14-Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
Waiting on God?
Is this where you find yourself on today? Have you been praying and desiring of God to work out something on your behalf and it seems like you have been praying and waiting and still waiting on God?
Well, I guess to some degree we all can say that we have been there before or are either there right now in one way or another.
As much as we hate to "wait" on God, He commands in His Word that we do just that, "WAIT."
Waiting is indeed hard, but it is also necessary. Not for God to get ready what He is going to do on our behalf, but waiting helps us prepare for what God has for us.
Waiting is a guaranteed part of life. There is no way of getting around "wait" in this this life. We wait for everything. We wait at the grocery store, at the traffic light, we wait to get our pay checks, we wait to retire, we wait for vacation, we wait for the process of just about everything in life.
WAIT, WAIT WAIT! It's the uncomfortable part of life that we all hate, but is of necessity in life.
Throughout scripture we see how God's people had to wait. Sarah and Abraham waited for Isaac, Hannah waited for Samuel, Jonah waited 3 days in the belly of a fish, Daniel waited in the lion's den, 3 Hebrew boys waited in a fiery furnace, David waited 17 years to become King over God's people, Jesus waited 42 generations before coming in the flesh to die for the sins of humanity to reconcile us back to God.
Are you waiting on God? Are you tired of waiting and want Him to answer now? If we could be truthful, I believe the answer would be "YES" for all of us.
After the wait, Isaac was born, After the wait, Samuel was born, in the wait, Moses lead God's people out of Egyptian slavery, After the wait the Prophet Elijah said, the rain won't come for another 3 years and after 3 years waiting period, the rain came. After the wait, David was eventually crowned "King", after the wait of 3 days in a fish belly, Jonah was released, after the wait of being in a fiery furnace Jesus stepped in with the 3 Hebrew boys as the 4th man. After the wait, Daniel was delivered form the fiery furnace.
After the wait, Joseph woke up one morning in prison and that night he slept in the palace.
WAIT! it is God's requirement.
After the wait and at God's appointed time, we are told in Galatians 4:4-7 But when the time was right, God sent his Son, and a woman gave birth to him. His Son obeyed the Law, 5 so he could set us free from the Law, and we could become God’s children. 6 Now that we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts. And his Spirit tells us that God is our Father. 7 You are no longer slaves. You are God’s children, and you will be given what he has promised.
I know without a doubt that waiting on God at times can be scary and even confusing, but that is where our faith has to kick in. That is where we have to believe beyond what we see with our natural eyes.
Not knowing the future causes us all to feel uncomfortable at times because we believe if we do not act now, we won't get what God has for us.
In your wait, remember that what God has for us is for us, but, we have to wait on Him to receive it. Impatience will not work. It only makes the wait time seems longer. Can I get an amen? LOL!
Faith in God is a lifetime process in which we begin to wear our "faith eyeglasses and hats" unto death, for without them, we will get lost, confused and loose our way, even in the wait.
Waiting on God does not mean doing nothing. It means staying active and busy at the task that has been assigned to your hands. We must continue to work and wait with expectancy while we wait, knowing that the Lord our God promises to hear and answer our prayers.
James 5:7-8 - Therefore be patient, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Notice how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until he receives the early and late rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is drawing near.
Isaiah 40:31-but those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles, they shall run and not be weary, and they shall walk and not faint.
As we can see from the life of many of those throughout the bible, God's delay is NEVER God's denial.
Wait on the Lord and be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.
God being silent does not means that he is not working on our behalf, but what it does means is that "HE IS" working on our behalf.
Remember, "WAIT" is the road from the promise to the praise! GOOD GOD ALMIGHTY. You can get your shout on right here for when our God shows up, there will be no doubt that He has visited us.
Wait on the Lord and be of good courage!