As I mentioned in the last one, I want to talk about the waiting process a little bit. First thing, I want to drop on you is God is a God that does exactly what he has promised! At no point does God’s word return to Him void.
“Babies not yet conceived will hear the good news —that God does what he says.” Psalm 22:31
The only way I feel to get through the waiting process is by filling up on God’s word. There is a difference between fact and truth. Fact can be you’ve been praying and waiting on God to do a particular thing for you for the last 5 years, but TRUTH is in His Word. And the only thing that can combat the facts is His truth.
“The Lord is not slow to fulfill His promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9
So the truth in this is, regardless of how long we’ve been waiting, our time table is not God’s time table. God knows exactly when is the BEST time to fulfill those things we’ve been desiring. I make emphasis on best, because a lot of the time we think we’re ready now, when God sees the full picture and knows beyond what we yet know. God can see that if we received our heart’s desires at this very moment, we would mishandle it somehow. It is not His desire to give us something prematurely, only for us to lose it ultimately. It is also not His desire to bless us, if He ultimately knows we may stray away from Him and start depending on the gifts and not His power.
There is a scripture that says God “is a jealous God”, not envious as we would define it. This means that God loves and cares for His children that he doesn’t want to give us over to the things that can destroy us. He cares for us deeper than we can understand, so He isn’t being slow at fulfilling our prayers, He is waiting for the appointed time when those things coming to pass wont destroy/control us.
So, the next time you find yourself grumbling about how long you’ve been in this season of your life or how ready you believe you are – remember that God is the all-knowing God and if you haven’t received it yet, then you TRUST that God definitely knows more than you and at the appointed time you will receive.
(Reference Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 “A Time for Everything”)
Prayer: Lord, forgive me for all the times I felt my timing was better than yours. I put my faith in knowing that you are God that hears my cries and I know that at the right time you will bring it to pass. Thank you for being my Father and friend that I can voice my frustrations with, but I pray for peace and strength to get through my waiting season. In Jesus name. Amen.