Human nature doesn’t like waiting. I don’t like waiting for the doctor or waiting in bank queues or waiting in traffic. We just want to get on with life. But recently I had to wait for my daughter to get out of school. They had this long meeting at the end of the term as the teachers worked to shut down for the holidays. After waiting for one hour I suddenly realised that I had been waiting for a long time even if I don’t like waiting. It dawned on me that waiting is not that bad if there is love involved. Now I didn’t like the wait but the alternative of leaving and having to drive back was not any better. I had to toughen up and wait for thirty more minutes and get done with it.
Walking with Jesus will bring you to places where you have to wait on the Lord. You will have to wait in prayer, wait for your breakthrough, your healing, wait for the promise of God or wait on the Lord. Sometimes God seems to have forgotten you or even worse, abandoned you all together. The waiting can become ridiculous especially if you have itchy hands that are capable of doing so much all by yourself. Comparing yourself with others will not help as you clearly see that they have made so much progress while you have to keep waiting. Remember, loving Jesus means waiting on the Lord through the many seasons of life and refuse to take the manmade solution like Abraham and Sara did in that Haggai situation.
SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 40:29-31 He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.
DEVOTION PRAYER: Dear God, teach me to wait on You at all times. May I be peaceful while waiting, amen.