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.