Hurry Up and Wait

071Ever feel like that phrase describes your life?

It seems like it might describe a lot of people’s lives during this time period. Everyone’s in a hurry, but most things are ‘fast food’. Life is filled with rush, rush, rush – and then….waiting.

And we certainly don’t like the waiting.

But there’s something to be said for the waiting. It’s usually through ‘waiting’ that amazing things happen.

There are LOADS of verses in the Bible that talk about ‘waiting for the Lord’. Here are a few:

Psalm 5:3 “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my request before you and wait expectantly.”

Psalm 27:14: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait on the Lord.”

Psalm 37:7:  “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him;”

Psalm 38:15: “Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.”

Isaiah 26:8: “Yes, LORD, walking in the way of your laws,   we wait for you; your name and renown  are the desire of our hearts.”

blue-ridge-183037_1280pixabyIsaiah 30:18: “Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you;  therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice.  Blessed are all who wait for him!”

Have I made my point yet? 🙂

We may not like waiting, but it serves a very distinct purpose or God wouldn’t have put it in His Word so many times.

Waiting not only refines us. It not only builds anticipation, but it also gives us more opportunity to give up our control and trust God for the outcome.

It’s usually not easy.

Waiting 9 months for a baby.

Waiting for the diagnosis from a doctor

Waiting for the right person God has planned for you to marry

Waiting for publication

Waiting to purchase a new house (I REALLY understand this one right now)

Waiting for Christmas morning, or the end of the school day, or the chocolate bar stashed away in your desk drawer 😉

But God uses all of our waiting to prepare us for the ultimate waiting…

His return.

So, for what are you waiting?

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