Most of us are not comfortable with waiting. We live in a world of speed. Everyone is hurrying to get what they long for and achieve higher goals. We will be uncomfortable and disappointed when we do not get them at the desired time. We want everything in our time, in our way, and for our satisfaction.
But look to the Bible. From Genesis to Revelation we see people are waiting.
Abraham waited for 25 years to have a child … Jacob waited 21 years to get his reward … Joseph waited for 13 years to get out of the dungeon and get his dreams fulfilled … Moses waited 40 years (in the hot desert) to be used by God … David waited 13 years in caves, wilderness and even in a pit (Psalms 40) to be enthroned … Daniel waited… Peter waited in jail … Paul waited in jail … John waited in the island of Patmos … and they were lifted up by the Lord in due time (1 Peter 5:6).
They did not rush God. They were gentle enough to wait for the Lord. Do you know that the Hebrew word for wait and hope are same? The word means ‘cord’ and the verb is ‘to bind’. When you wait for the Lord you are bound to God by a cord. Then you are seeing him always even when you wait for him. That is why David says, “I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.” Even when I wait for the Lord He is right before me and I look to His face with expectation.
So your waiting is not an act of vain expectation. You see Him, watch His every movement and waiting for His right time to act for you. While you are waiting you are “Casting all your care upon him; for he cares for you.” You leave your problems to him and he will bless you indeed.
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