Sometimes waiting on God can have you feeling like you are stopped at a red light, with a traffic cam, and a cop who knows the light takes 5 hours, 47 min, and 12 sec to change just waiting for you to hit the pedal and go. It can be hard, but in the end you know it will be worth it as your path will be clear, accident free, and ready for you to cruise on down the road.
Habakkuk 1:2 He cries out to the Lord wondering how long he has to wait, and God do nothing. Sometimes it feels like you are all alone and left to fend for yourself. Psalms 130:5-6 Speak of the psalmist’s soul waiting on the Lord, and in wait, in his word, he hopes. Hebrews 11:1 ,Faith is the substance of things hoped for. He is only hoping in his word, I can only imagine how much faith is building as he waits on the Lord alone in a field. It is also the evidence of the things not seen.
There is action in waiting. This makes me think of 2 kinds of waiting. You have a waiting room, where you wait and do nothing. You are just waiting for someone to do something as you sit and look at the time. But then you have a waiter. Someone who moves, who serves others. Who is acting out their time. They are waiting on others as their time passes. They are getting better at their skills, they are learning others, they are growing in their strengths, and even their weaknesses can get stronger. There is a verse in Isaiah that kind of makes me think of that. Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. The thing about that verse, is that they are doing something, they are not just sitting and waiting. What are you doing as you wait?
Even as I go through all that I am going through in this life, I am not just being still. I mean, in away I am, be still and know that he is God. but I am waiting on others. I am serving others in my time of need. In away I need that. When I am weak he is strong. Sometimes it is just being an ear, or giving a verse or letting my sister give me a verse. Sometimes it is letting my sister hound me over and over again lol, because I need that accountability so much, and I know she is doing it out of love. The word of God never comes back void. Patience and love, they are things that take time, and can take you through hell and back, just look at Jesus. But also look at; 1 Corinthians 13:4 ,Ecclesiastes 7:8 , 2 Timothy 2:24 , Being patient… I wait patiently and he inclined unto me and he heard my cry, Psalms 40:1. Good things come to those who wait. But when you wait, you suffer. That is what I gain from the word of God. Waiting is a beautiful thing, but it is not easy. It is not something everyone can do or handle. I feel like no matter what choice I make, to keep him, or not, the ending will be worth it. we are to prove all things and hold fast to that which is good. 1 Thessalonians 5:21 As long as he proves himself good, then I am doing the right thing, and if he doesn’t, then I will be doing the right thing also. This verse comes to mind as well. 2 Timothy 4:2 Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.
Man cannot prepare or wait, for what God has for us. Only those that truly wait on God, can get what God has in store for us. That is why I cannot rush this decision I have. As much as I want to just end it, I cannot, because God is greater than you and I. Someone important to me today just said,”There’s certain things that people have to go thru first before they are worthy of the person that they seek!” Maybe it is a season, and there is a testimony in our marriage, and maybe we are perfect for someone else, and it is still a testimony. Either way I will continue to pray for his heart, because everyone’s heart deserves prayer, and I will leave you with one more verse below.
Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.