Friday, June 17, 2011
Worth the Wait
Photo Credit: QueenNeveen (Flickr - Creative Commons)
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry....Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods. Psalm 40:1, 4
Blame it our express lane society or just my self-involved flesh, but I don’t like to wait. However, often God will answers my prayers with “Wait...not yet.”. I have come to realize that part of my spiritual growth is to wait on the Lord. "Often blessings cannot be received unless we go through the trial of waiting."(Life Application Bible)
Waiting may seem like a passive activity. Satan would like us to think this so we'll become frustrated and impatient. Unbeknownst to us, a lot of stuff happens when we wait on God. While we wait, God is preparing us for the next step in our walk with Him.
Waiting for God is never time spent in vain. This is because God is faithful and He will continue to actively work in our life until we are in heaven with Him. Waiting patiently requires us to trust God, and we can because He's faithful.