Everywhere we go, there seems to be a time of waiting: car line at school, at the bank, at the grocery store, doctor’s office, etc. For me, waiting during some of those times can be very hard (especially a doctor’s office). I tend to think about all the other things I could be doing or other errands I could be on. As a result, I become irritated and impatient which will no doubt affect my overall experience.
I have prayed about this and I have asked God into all the details of my life. So now when I consider my day’s schedule, I realize I will probably have to wait at certain times. What better time to talk to God? Pray through the wait! If we wait with joy and patience, when it’s finally our turn, the experience will be much better.
“The Lord is good to those who wait for him to the soul who seeks him.” – Lamentations 3:2
But what about when we’re waiting for God? Maybe you’ve been praying about something and you’re still waiting for God to answer that prayer. I’ve been in that season of waiting, also. And it’s hard. But God’s timing is not of our timing, just as his answers are not of our thinking. It may take 6 months, or it may take years, for God to answer a prayer. Just like waiting in line at the bank, we must be patient with God and we must continue doing His work. Ultimately, as He promised, we will inherit the blessings.
“Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land” Psalm 37:34