Thursday, August 25, 2011

This Is For Those Who Wait

I encounter a lot of people who are waiting.  There are long lines at the Post Office, Wal-Mart, and at amusement parks.  There are seasons in your faith life where you seem to be in a holding pattern.  Where there seems to be no movement or no forward motion...just a pause, a stand still.  You feel stuck in the middle of your circumstances.

If we are honest, we have to admit that we all are waiting on God for something.  Waiting is such a foreign concept with our "instant" life.  We have conditioned ourselves to have the immediate.  Our waits are seen as a non-action, passive or a stall.  We crave feedback.  

In faith, quite the opposite, happens.  There is the unseen details of our life.  As we wait and continue to pray, we hope, we seek, we look for God to power through whatever our circumstances.

Abraham waited for a child.

Joseph waited.  

David waited to be a king.

We wait.  

Our waits don't equate God's care or un-involvement.  God is not slow but patient.    Let Him be close.

Ps. 40:1-3   I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire.  He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.  He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God.

I talk about waiting on God a lot.  In this current, I wonder what God is waiting on me for?  That is long list.

I'm glad that He is patient.  I am encouraged that God cares.  I hopeful for His promises.

So until then...I wait.  I lean on Him, I lean in.  I hope.  I wait.
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