I hope you didn’t just scroll past my Blog or stop reading because you saw the word WAITING!
I guess if you’ve gotten this far, you’ve hung in there at least through a few sentences. So will you stick with it just a few more? If you do, you may learn that WAITING isn’t all bad!
Now when it comes to waiting in line at the grocery store or Target or even the post office, I am right there with you. I mean nothing is as frustrating as standing in a line at the grocery store that runs clear through to the produce department, when there are only two checkers working! You stand there patiently staring at 10 or more counters with no one working them. Am I the only one that thinks this is absolutely ridiculous?
After all, the Bible says that patience is a virtue, and I know it is one that I do not have!
WAITING is hard. We want what we want and we want it now! Is it all our fault? I don’t think so! We’ve been raised in a microwave, fast food, drive-through, Amazon prime, culture!
Even if you can’t find it on Amazon prime you could pay for something to be delivered to you quickly! I have to admit that my husband and I ordered something online last night, as we are making a trip up to the mountains soon, and needed it quickly. We paid more money so it could be delivered to us quickly. We simply didn’t have the time to WAIT!
But WAITING Is not always bad. So much can be learned and achieved when we learn to WAIT!
The key to learning to wait is to not give up HOPE! And I believe that the key to not giving up hope is to remember that God is who He says He is, and is the same God during the WAIT!
There is no doubt…WAITING is hard!
So do we give up, and lose HOPE, or do we keep trusting in the One who has always been faithful in the past? Do we trust Him to do what only He can do in the present?
Now I know that waiting in a grocery line, or a Target line, or even in a post office line is one thing. But WAITING, and WAITING, and WAITING for something week after week, month after month, or even year after year can be nothing less than EXCRUCIATING.
These are the times that our faith is put to the test. These are the times that waiting can seem HOPELESS!
Praise God, we are not alone in this!
Hannah waited year after year with a broken heart because she could not have a child. She had a husband who loved her and a God she prayed to faithfully! Still she WAITED.
“I have been pouring out my soul before the Lord. Do not regard your servant as a worthless woman, for all along I have been speaking out of my great anxiety and vexation.” I Samuel 15-16
Hannah testifies here to Eli the priest that she has continued to pray even though she has great anxiety and vexation. In an earlier verse it tells us that she goes to the house of the Lord to pray year after year!
Hannah does not stop praying to the Lord through her WAITING.
Hannah trusts and has faith in God even with a broken heart and no quick answer.
Hannah WAITED through her grief and heartache, God heard her prayer, saw her, and finally answered her prayer!
But not before years and years and years of WAITING.
I do not know what you WAITING for.
But I do know, that just like Hannah, you can wait and hope when you wait on God!
YOU CAN WAIT WITH HOPE WHEN YOU WAIT ON GOD!
God always will give the right answer. It may not be the answer that we desire, but it will always be the answer that we need!
Hannah received her answer after much WAITING from God.
Hannah’s prayer gives us a glimpse into the kind of faith that never loses hope even in the WAITING!
“There is none holy like the Lord:
For there is none besides you;
There is no rock like our God!”
I Samuel 2:2
Our God is Faithful and True in the WAITING and out of it!
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“Wait for the LORD be strong and take heart and wait on the LORD.” Psalm 27:14
So good! Everybody is waiting for something but not everyone is trusting in the LORD in it. I want to be one who’s knows and believes my waiting is is the faithful hands, will and power of God trusting He loves me and knows the best timing and purpose.
Thank you Lisa for encouraging others through your faith walk and God’s truth.