Psalm 27:14 – “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” 3. 2 Peter 3:9 – “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
This one small little word packs an extremely powerful punch.
“When God when?”
ALL of us had asked this question. When has been the cause of many temper tantrums, bouts of despair and hopelessness. Frustrations, discouragements, and fits of anger.
It can be the biggest complaint we have, waiting! And waiting without seeing any change, any progress, or worse……..waiting and seeing it GET WORSE makes it a thousand times harder!!!
Waiting without encouragement makes us extremely uncomfortable. It makes us rethink and question things. BUT it’s in the waiting that we transform into HIS IMAGE!
I can’t stress enough how much the waiting is a benefit, not a hindrance.
It’s in the uncomfortable place of waiting without getting what we want, that we come face to face with unbelief, lack of faith, our doubts, fears, trust issues. It’s the waiting place that matures us and sends us from the nursery into the classroom.
When you board a plane, you may not see a pilot, but you trust and have confidence there is one and he will get you to your destination. But what happens if that plane just sits there? We will start to question everything. Doubt everything. Fear, aggravation rises up, especially if no truth or answers are provided.
The waiting is supposed to make us question things, so we can DISCOVER the right answers! And it’s also meant to uncover some things inside that make us wait with the wrong types of attitudes.
God promises to never leave the cockpit. He promises to you He will get us there, but you have no clue when that plane is taking off. In that place of waiting, you are going to ask yourself a million questions. And you are going to be required to answer those questions? Will you choose to answer them with truth or with how you feel, what you see and what you are being told?
We are to sit and wait and as each question arises about whether God is really in the cockpit, we are to chose to answer with “YES.” Is He preparing the flight plan to get you where you need to go? We are to chose to answer “YES” despite the fact that it’s taking YEARS for Him to prepare that plan. Are we to fight and respond to fear and trust anyway when a mechanic crew comes and starts to rip the plane apart and fix things? Or do we jump off the plane running and screaming?
IF God is with you, and He has told you to remain and wait, He is not going to put you in harm’s way. He is not going to make you sit on a plane that is NEVER going to take you to your destination. He is not going take off and have you crash because the plane was broken. WE do that. We change planes and board one that satan is flying. We board broken planes that crash or take us to the WRONG places. Why? Because we did not trust in the waiting. We did not see what the waiting was truly producing.
The beauty of the waiting is that you feel that you have been stuck and nothing is happening. You feel that there has been no change, the view out the window is the same.
Ask the flight attendant for a mirror. I bet you will be shocked when you look at yourself and see more of Jesus staring back at you. All that time in waiting you were looking at the wrong thing. The whole time………….YOU were arriving into your transformation.
Standing with you,
Here is an amazing song about waiting!
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I remember that song well, from a SU conference a couple years ago, opening our letters. I was sort of humming it as I read this post, before I saw it there at the bottom. Thank you for the clear lesson, and the reminder.
Is there still hope even after divorce? Or is our story finished? How can I know His will when I have asked and all I hear is silence?