Just Wait

When we’re waiting for God to say something, silence can feel devastating.

When we’re waiting for God to do something, stillness can feel oppressive.

But all too often, when you really, really want something or think you need something right now, silence is all you hear and stillness is all you feel.

And as much as you hate it, your spirit threatens to respond with anger, impatience and self-righteous indignation.

How dare God not have an answer ready when you ask?

How dare He not give you what you want when you want it?

And that’s the moment we need to remember these words:

For the revelation awaits an appointed time; it speaks of the end and will not prove false. Though it lingers, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.Habakkuk 2:3

Or, as The Message paraphrases, “This vision is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.

We will hear God’s voice. We will see His hand move. Right on time.

Don’t give up on it. He sees a bigger picture than we do.

Just wait for it.

One thought on “Just Wait

  1. How true! Ah! Yes! We unfortunately live with a sense of entitlement which is far from the true state of affairs. To think that we deserve something better is to fall prey to that pride within us, most definitely. It usually is prompted by that pseudo-submissive spirit which is entirely flawed and not at all what the Lord wants to instill in His follower. Yes! It is painful as it is dibilitating, and the human mind succumbs to many emotions from despair to anger and then resentment and doubt. Only those whose hearts are firmly established on that Rock we often claim to be our foundation can find their foot steadied on firm ground when all else seems like sinking sand.

    Personally, I have also found myself to be second-guessing and concluding that it is my worthlessness that has caused the time delay in an expected and much hoped for answer to prayers. Often forces of evil delight in this mental trajectory that we are prone to, but it will do us well to remember that when circumstances of testing is brought our way to refine us for a higher purpose, our Redeemer NEVER causes temptations to change our resolve to serve Him. It is the devil who is the great deceiver; it would serve us well to remember that our God is victorious, yesterday, today, and in eternity!

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