by Rev. Steve Kok
Waiting on God isn’t always easy. Every day people all around the world are dissatisfied with the way their life’s journey is unfolding.
Learning to trust God means believing God’s timing is always perfect. He never fails. God is never late and God is never early. Of course, we don’t ever want God to be late, but there are some who pray for God to send early miracles. An early release of answered prayers sounds great, but it wouldn’t be perfect. When you get discouraged while waiting, don’t try to find ways to rush God. You must pray and ask God to help you be satisfied with His perfect timing.
Remember that God:
- is the author of time
- makes no mistakes
- knows more than you
You don’t know the outcome of your life’s journey, but God knows. He is fully aware of every necessary step that you need to take in order to fulfill His will for your life. Will you trust His perfect knowledge or your own?
“Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure’” – Isaiah 46:10
Will you encourage yourself in the Word by taking a few moments to journal and meditate on His promises?
~ Journal Exercise ~
Make three columns on a piece of paper. In the first column, write down three things you are waiting on God to answer or perform on your behalf. In the column next to it, write down a prayer of surrender, thanksgiving or praise in expectation of the answer. Finally, save the last column for the date of your answered prayer and add in what He taught you through the waiting period. Come back and share with us in the comment section!
~Verse Meditations on Waiting~
“Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14
“Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the LORD our God, Until He is gracious to us.” Psalm 123:2
“Are there any among the idols of the nations who give rain? Or can the heavens grant showers? Is it not You, O LORD our God? Therefore we hope in You, For You are the one who has done all these things.” Jeremiah 14:22
“Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.” James 5:7-8