I personally have found it challenging to wait on the Lord because of the fast paced world we live in today.
Nevertheless, the Bible says:
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
I have navigated through life always embracing the scripture, no matter how I felt, no matter what things looked like.
That’s not to say I haven’t run the gamut of emotions when faced with frustration, disappointment, and tragedy.
But at the end of the day, we put our trust in something.
Putting your trust in God and what he says makes us wait. Waiting is difficult for most of us.
Waiting for what?
Waiting for God to lead us in a way we weren’t anticipating.
Some people say , “God opens doors”. We might not like that because WE want to be the one to open (or close) doors.
That’s not to say we can’t because God does give us that ability to do so.
It’s just that many times we find ourselves stuck in a place and not moving. We don’t like that. If we don’t trust God and wait (only because he tells us to), we will either forge ahead or go backwards. Either way, we can make it worse.
And it’s amazing to me how he is always with us even when we take matters into our own hands. He places sure footing before our steps, even when we’re going in the wrong direction.
Make yourself wait.
When you least expect it, a door will open and bring you into a new place. This has happened to me and it really is wonderful because you know God did it.
But there is another waiting.
Waiting for eternity.
Because we’re all going to die someday. No matter what your religion, you can’t dispute that fact.
I know God promise eternal life with him when we believe. Not the kind of click your heels 3x fairy tale stuff believing.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. – John 3:16
Yet to all who did receive him[Jesus], to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. – 1 John 3:23
If you are hurting right now, God promises this:
He [God]will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
You don’t understand now.
But someday you will.
For now, wait for the Lord.