“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
I’ve heard people say many times that we live in a microwave society, meaning we want what we want now, and we don’t want to wait for it. I’m sure many people can agree with this. When we demand to have what we want when we want it, we don’t usually look at the consequences; all we are concerned with is our desire satisfied in that moment. God sees the consequences of giving us what we desire prematurely. When we don’t get what we ask for when we ask for it, we get frustrated, angry and discouraged. However, we must realize that God may have withheld that desire from us to protect us instead of harming us. His love protects us from ourselves when He sees that what we desire is detrimental to us and our walk with Him.
As our heavenly Father, He knows what we need and is aware of what we ask Him for, but He gives us all things in His timing. We can’t see what God sees nor do we know what God knows. When He doesn’t give us what we ask for right away, we must stand in faith knowing that He still has our best interest in mind. Yes, it is difficult, but the wait is worth it.
I believe that God wants us to challenge our faith in Him during our time of waiting by trusting Him more. We may grow tired of waiting, but the bible says for us not to be weary in well doing because we will reap in due season if we faint not( Galatians 6:9). My beloved sister, I pray that God stretches your faith to trust in Him for His best, and for Him to give you strength in your wait. I pray that He causes you to be rooted and grounded in Him as a tree of righteousness as you wait for His plan to unfold in your life. I also pray that God allows you to see His everlasting love in withholding what you asked for just as much as you see His love in answering your requests. When you grow weak, that is when God is strong, and His grace will carry you through. Don’t let the enemy make you believe otherwise. Know that you are loved by the Most High God! Let God be your strength today and each day as you wait on Him ♥