Wait! Throughout the bible, we see one exhortation after another commanding us to “wait” on the Lord.
Wait on the Lord! How many of you have heard this phrase over and over again throughout life? How many of you find it difficult to do?
As much as we hate to wait and as often as we have been told to wait and are forced to wait on many things, waiting is a part of life.
What does it mean to wait God? To wait on God is not a stillness of physical movement nor stillness in our service unto the Lord, but a stillness in our mind.
Wait! A place of mental stillness, mental rest, faith, hope and expectancy in the promises of God. In other words, wait is a place where frantic to and fro of the mind must cease.
Mary and Martha waited four days for Jesus to arrive and Lazarus was already dead when Jesus showed up, but after Jesus arrival, He was resurrected at the spoken word of Jesus mouth.
Wait! Is this what you are hearing God say to you on today?
It is in the wait on God where our hopeless situations and circumstances are made possible by God.
What do you do while you wait on that desperate situation to be worked out by God? What do you do? We “WAIT” with expectancy, keep believing the promises in God word, keep trusting God, keep serving, keep praising and keep worshiping the Lord.
Yes, waiting is good for scripture says gives us enduring strengthens. Isaiah 40:31- those who trust in the LORD will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.”
Waiting on God causes us to realize that we are in control of nothing! Waiting forces us to turn to God when we would rather turn to other things or other people who are unable to fulfill that which we stand in desperate need of.
Waiting allows God to work His perfect work in and through us. Waiting is the process of becoming what God wants us to be. What God does in us while we wait is as important as what it is we are waiting for.
No one likes to wait, but waiting is a part of life. We wait at the grocery store, at Walmart, at the traffic light, at our appointments, at work to get paid, we wait and work to accomplish things we desire in life, the farmer waits for the seeds to turn into a harvest, the mother waits 9 months to give birth to her long awaited baby and on and on we wait.
Waiting is a part of life that cannot be avoided, but “those who wait and hope in the Lord will not be brought to shame” (Ps. 25:3).
When we wait on God’s timing, we are saying to the Lord “we trust You for we know You alone knows what is best” therefore, I will wait.
Do you find yourself in God’s waiting room on today? Continue to wait on the Lord and be of good courage for there are some things that can only be taught and learned in God’s waiting room. So the question is not if we will wait, but rather how will we wait?
Remember, it is how we wait that determines how long we wait.
God may not answer you when you want Him to, He may not deliver you from your situation in the time you expect Him to, and he may not come to your rescue until it appears too late in our eyes, but remember, God’s answer has resurrection power and He is always on time.
God has the power to resurrect our lives once again and bring deliverance and victory. He may not answer until all hope seems to have gone, or maybe when there seems to be no way out of our situation, but God promises to hear and answer the cries of His people.
People of God, wait on the Lord and be of good courage for He shall strengthen your heart. Wait I say, on the Lord!