Is there something you’ve been waiting for; for a long time? Maybe it’s your future husband or wife, or some medical breakthrough, or a promotion in your career. Maybe you’ve been trying to have a baby, maybe you have a dream – some passion that’s been burning deep inside of you since you were young.
Sometimes the process of waiting hurts your heart a little. You try to bury it so that you don’t feel, but really now, you can’t bury yourself. Proverbs 13:12 says “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” So how do you wait for the desire of your heart without getting heartsick?
God has promised to be faithful. It is also written in Psalm 37:4 that if you delight in the Lord, that he will give you the desires of your heart. Those desires in your heart, it’s been planted by God. If you delight in God, then you can be sure that He is able to equip and direct you to fulfil those desires.
I am sure that if your desires are in line with the will or the permissible will of God, that those desires will soon come to pass. Just have a little more patience.
The word encourages us in Isaiah 40:13 it says, “but those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They will mount up on wings like eagles; they shall run and not grow weary, they shall walk and not be faint.
Therefore, whatever you are hoping for my friend, you can rest on the fact that you are not alone. God is with you. Always.
Also, be reminded that there are many people going through similar seasons just as you. Be encouraged that God will give you the strength to move through your waiting season strengthening you with wisdom.
Why does God make us wait?
Well, isn’t this an interesting question? In a world of instant gratification, our minds are trained to get what we want, when we want it.We often forget that we have power in the heavenly places… As children of God we should know, delayed gratification is better. Our Heavenly Father knows our needs and more importantly he knows what is good for us. Isaiah 55: 9 says “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
What you might want, may.not be good for you right now. Maybe God is trying to teach you something in this season, something that you’ll need along with your journey, it might be to help or inspire someone in your future.
Therefore, it’s so important to keep a journal and write your encounters down. These waiting seasons are vital for our growth.
Thank you for being a loving father, I need your strength to help me through this season of waiting. Lord I pray that you bless me from heaven, that you enlarge my territory, that you keep me from temptation and evil.