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This Week We're Looking at Wait
“Wait” is a word I often don’t like to hear. How about you?
If you're asking someone something and they say “hold on, not now,” or “wait,” how do you respond?
When a child is trying to speak to a parent and they are busy and say any of these phrases to that child, more often than not, how would the child respond? They get frustrated, upset, disappointed.
This can be how you and I feel sometimes when God, our Father, tells us to wait. When we call out to Him and ask something of Him, His answer will always be “yes, no,” or “wait.”
“I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.” Psalm 40:1
We may cry out to God and want to know when something will begin or end. For instance, when we'll get that new job or when this illness will end. I am still waiting on healing after 23 years of illness.
Sometimes the “wait” response can be the hardest. This is because we don’t know when the "wait" will be over. It could be next week, next year, next decade, or beyond. But as we wait, being guided by the Lord, our trust and hope in Him will be cultivated.
“Guide me in Your truth and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in You all day long.” Psalm 25:5
That hope, along with putting our trust in Him, will help guide us in our season of waiting. Sometimes, this is all we can do and all God wants us to do.
Did you see the clue there?
It's “seek.” By seeking Him we can build our hope, trust, and patience and learn to wait on His timing.
“No one who hopes in You will ever be put to shame...” Psalm 25:3a
When we wait on Him and do these things, then, in turn, we will know God more. We will become more like Him. Our patience will grow as we seek Him, trust His ways, and claim His promises.
This, sisters, is how we wait!
Lauren is a mom of two beautiful kiddos. She recently completed an BA Honors degree in Health and Social Care and is currently studying for a diploma in Psychology and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
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What does Wait mean to you?
1/12/2021 09:18:56 am
Waiting is hard, especially these days of instant access to so much. But seeing so many instances of waiting in the Bible helps me. Besides these good thoughts you've shared here, I also think of waiting as a time of actively serving others--like a waiter in a restaurant.
1/13/2021 08:07:31 am
It is, Barbara! We're so spoiled with instant this and instant that. I LOVE THIS —> " I also think of waiting as a time of actively serving others..." and God. Great addition, Barbara!
1/13/2021 08:08:15 am
Thanks for linking up, Tai! The post was a blessing to me as well.
1/12/2021 10:41:05 am
Thank you Lauren, for this encourage to wait in faith. This is my most difficult spiritual discipline.
1/13/2021 08:10:05 am
I truly believe it is, Michele. We are not accustomed to waiting in our current culture. I'm in a season of waiting myself and find it difficult to be patient. But I will! And I will trust Him in this waiting.
1/13/2021 08:12:18 am
It is a great post, Donna. I'm so glad Lauren shared with us these wonderful thoughts from her heart! It's true—we grow in the waiting when we seek God in the waiting. <— A great thing to remember!
1/13/2021 08:13:02 am
YEA, Cathy! Welcome and thank you for linking up!!!
1/13/2021 08:17:19 am
Betty, His plans are the best. His timing is the best. I've seen it in play in my own life and from experience I can tell you without a doubt, when my plans are thwarted and His take precedence, He gets the glory and praise and it's a beautiful thing!
1/13/2021 10:15:55 am
Waiting is hard. And W means we are almost at the end. I hate to see it go.
1/13/2021 01:41:21 pm
Waiting is hard, Lauren. It may be the hardest thing we do as Christians. And I am with you—how are we almost at the end of The ABCs of God's Love Letter already? It's too soon. This has been such a blessing to so many!
1/14/2021 09:09:01 am
I have learned to wait with grace...finally!!!!
1/14/2021 04:40:31 pm
It's a difficult thing to do, Susan!
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