Most of life seems to be spent waiting.
We wait at the post office, the bank, the grocery store. We wait for an appointment with the doctor or dentist and wait for test results or to have a prescription filled. We wait for the interview then we wait to hear the outcome. We wait to be served or helped. We wait for a phone call or an e-mail. We wait for silly things and important things. We wait for people and things. Waiting with excited anticipation or sad acceptance.
We are busy waiting. Waiting always waiting for something or someone.
I am waiting now. Waiting on the Lord. Waiting for answers, direction, guidance and wisdom only He can give.
I am not good at waiting. Even waiting on the Lord I am sometimes impatient or angry or anxious or depressed while I wait. Yet I am encouraged knowing that He has a plan for me, a plan for my good not for harm, a plan for my future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
But I want to make decisions now—I want action now! I am tired of this waiting. However, His time is perfect and when I pray the word I receive over and over is from Psalm 27:14–
Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.
To wait is to look for or to expect, be patient
To be strong is to be alert, to prevail, be steadfast
Take courage is to take hold, be sure, fortify, behave valiantly
Seems easy enough. But can I be the person who is patient and alert behaving valiantly while I wait?
The real question here is—Do I believe the promise given in Jeremiah? My heart says yes, yes, YES! My head wants to argue and debate. My whole heart is the Lord’s. My head is still looking to the world for answers.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and in His word I put my hope. Ps130:5
Is it not amazing that we have a Creator that has included an instruction manual for our lives? Do we read it and follow the instructions? Or do we live our lives with little thought for it until something goes wrong?