Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
- Isaiah 64:4
Waiting is a part of life. We wait in lines at the grocery store, movies, concerts, fast food restaurants, and pharmacy. We wait for answers from the doctor, school, work, and the people we love.
Waiting is hard. At times it is excruciating. Nothing is more challenging than waiting to hear if a loved one is okay or not.
God desires that while we wait, we trust in Him and have faith that He is at work on our behalf.
So how do we wait for those answers to come when so much is riding on them? God desires that we wait in quietness and trust, knowing He is in control, even when it feels like life is out of control.
He doesn't want us to feel anxious or full of fear.
As anxieties mount and doubt fills us, it's easy to question God. To wonder why a loving God would allow difficulties, pain, and suffering. Yet, it's essential to know that God is grieved over sins committed against us. We know that Jesus, Himself wept over the loss of his friend.
So when we are faced with times of heart-wrenching waiting, what do we do? We must walk through it despite our best efforts to wish it away. And the only way to do that is to cry out in prayer to our Father in heaven. He wants to hear from us. It sounds simple, but it is one of the hardest things to do.
We trust God that whatever the outcome is, He will see us through it.
We are promised that God acts on behalf of those who wait for Him!
Prayer: Dear God, it seems impossible to wait for an answer today. My heart and mind race with the what if's. Please be near to me and comfort me in the waiting. Walk with me in closeness when I receive your answer, helping me not become bitter but grow in the belief that you always have my best at heart. Amen.