Isaiah 63:15-64:12, 65:1-66:24
2 Kings 20:20-21
2 Chronicles 32:32-33
Isaiah 64:4, “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.”
“I love to wait!” — Said no one ever! We anxiously wait for things to come to fruition – for the traffic jam to loosen up, for the recovery process to be complete, for that “special someone” to come along, or to find out if we got that job we applied for. But, waiting is a part of life. Why, then, are we so quick to lose hope when God doesn’t answer our prayers in our expected time frame? We get frustrated, asking Him, “Are You there? Don’t You care about me and what I’m going through?” Yet, the Bible clearly states that patience is a fruit of the Spirit — something made ours through Christ.
Waiting patiently requires us to surrender our elusive grip on time and our perception of when things should happen. It makes us realize we’re not in control and forces us to trust God with the outcome. And that’s where, in the midst of the waiting, we can move from living an anxious life full of endless frustration to a life of peace, where we trust God through the question marks and believe that His timing is perfect.
Remember, such trust isn’t about the circumstances; it’s about faith in who God is. He is sovereign over all things — nothing happens that He doesn’t see, and we can’t rush His perfectly orchestrated timing, plans, and purposes. So, whatever you’re waiting for, take a deep breath, have faith, and wait for God to do something great in and through your situation regardless of the outcome. He’s got this!
Lord, Forgive my impatience. I trust You and know that You know what and when is best in all things. I release my grip on trying to control what only You can and surrender my life to You. Amen.