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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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