One thing a person needs to know as they become a Christian is that you will wait on God… a lot. Virtually nothing happens quickly in the Christian life. Waiting will take place regarding: Answers to prayer… Spiritual growth… Comprehending God’s will in life… and 10,000 other things.
Consider these who sought God or were used by Him, and had to wait…
Noah waited 120 years for the flood to come… Abraham waited 25 years to become a father… Moses waited 40 years in the backside of Midian before God commissioned him to deliver Israel… Paul was in the desert for 3 years before he began his public ministry… Jerusalem believers waited 40 days for the promised Holy Spirit at Pentecost… A lady I know waited 50 years for God to save her husband. The longest time I’ve waited on God for answered prayer at this point in my life was 29 months. Waiting cannot be escaped if you are a Christian.
Ps 25:5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.
Hab 2:3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.
Ps 27:14 Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
Hos 12:6 “So you, by the help of your God, return, hold fast to love and justice and wait continually for your God.”
Ps 37:7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!
Ps 40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
Ps 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; 6 my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.
Mic 7:7 But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.
Is 8:17 I will wait for the Lord, who is hiding his face from the house of Jacob, and I will hope in him.
Lam 3:25 The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
Is 40:31 They who wait for 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.
Is 25:9 It will be said on that day, “Behold, this is our God; we have waited for him, that he might save us. This is the Lord; we have waited for him; let us be glad and rejoice in his salvation.
In this day of fast food, microwaves, fast access internet, waiting and patience is not our virtue but I can testify to the fact that waiting on God and His plan for your life is so very rewarding. When it is in God’s timing, it is always right, best for you, and brings wonderful peace. Great post, Br. Ron. Thanks again.