Waiting on God

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There are seasons in our lives where we learn to Trust in God while waiting on Him for some direction, prayer, lament, or when we are asking for an answer.   The scriptures tell reading in the book of Isaiah, those who wait on God, will become strengthened and will be able to bear up under the strain as sometimes it feels like a long journey in this waiting process as we doubt, wonder, and question ourselves and God during it.

“Those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

Sometimes, when God does not answer our prayers, it is not in His timing, or we are not ready or at a place to receive, or He is saying ‘No’ to our request. God is working behind the scenes in each moment and He sees the entire picture with all the players as His plan and intentions go forth in our lives.

Remaining Faithful to Him during the waiting times builds our spiritual character as He continues to do the Transforming work necessary within our human hearts.

We also learn about walking in Faith, maturing and growing in our ability to Trust in His good will for our lives, as He provides His Grace sustaining us, through All Times. We as His children learn to walk by Faith and not by Sight, for He works in the unseen realm, where often, results are not visible. This is where Faith and Trust come in.

Our Trust grows through these times of waiting and as we look back through our journey remembering the mountains He has moved in our lives, and the valleys we have walked in, these remembrances of His Grace that helped us during these moments, are monuments we have built as a tribute to His work in our lives. We know our hearts can fully Trust in Him to give full provision, providing guidance and direction, as He encourages us to continue on the path forward.

Remembering those things He has done in our past and writing these down for aid to walk in the tough times, helps us in Knowing God remains Faithful and True to us, and we can Know in our Hearts it is He that has promised to never leave nor forsake us.
Remembering His goodness and those times He brought us through difficulties brings encouragement and strength in the times of not knowing, or in the midst of uncertainties.

“I will remember the works of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.” (Psalm 77:11)

During each season of difficulty in our lives, during the times of waiting on Him, it is He that draws us deeper into Him, into His Grace, sifting through our fleshly layers of habits changing us more and more into His likeness.

As we develop spiritual habits in living a disciplined life in Faith, we learn this process is a life-long journey in becoming more like Christ, who is our true model of servanthood, and we can anticipate the time we join with Him in Glory for all Eternity!

We learn the life of Faith is not about us as we recognize it is All about Christ living in and through us to bring Glory to our Father in Heaven. So, in all those moments we find ourselves waiting on God, let us continue to move forward (as He is unable to move us when we are parked), continuing to do those things we know in our hearts are His Will for us and it will be He that opens pathways for us to fulfill those intentions He has chosen to bring to completion in and through us.
Lorraine Taylor – Lay Minister
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