Nobody likes to wait…..on anything, anybody, anytime!
In our instant download culture we live in, we are conditioned to get it right here, right now. So why is it that when God doesn’t give us what we are looking for, we begin to doubt? Thats a fair question that we all battle with.
We begin to think that when we have to wait, the answer must be ‘No’. Its easy to begin to think that way, after all we have not ‘seen’ anything happen. We begin to make alternate plans since we are not seeing our prayer answered.
Could it be that God is doing a work in your heart while you are waiting? Could it be that he is testing your faith in Him and his timing? Maybe you are not ready for what He wants to do yet and He needs to purify you. Purifying and changing someone from the inside out takes time. There could be some motives he wants to purify, some heart issues that need to be worked out before he brings about his plan. Seeking God in his Word, talking to him every day and spending time with those that are going after Jesus helps unfold his plan and his timing…….so we wait…….
Lamentations 3:25-26 says “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord”
We serve a great God and He knows whats best for his children, just like a parent knows whats best for their son or daughter. Its when we surrender to him our mindset and actions that we find true peace!