Personally, waiting isn’t fun. I don’t want to wait. I want it now, no, I want it last year!
Does that mean I’m impatient? Yes, No? Well, I don’t think so, lol. I like to think of myself as a woman of great faith with total trust in the Lord.
So, if I have this great measure of faith in God, and I trust Him. Why don’t I just relax while waiting on Him?
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has
stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has
promised to those who love him. (James 1:12 ESV)
The last time I checked, I am still human, and it’s ok to have expectations.
That said, “Something worth having is worth waiting for.”
While waiting isn’t fun, I know its good for me. If your heart’s desire is important waiting will be bearable.
But know that the LORD has set apart the godly for himself; the LORD hears when I call to Him. (Psalm 4:3 ESV)
Waiting is part of God’s refining process, a test of your faith, character and motives. Waiting time teaches us to rely on God as we can do nothing of ourselves.
Joshua’s first year was very challenging, he was sick a lot. I had to wake up daily believing for his healing. There were days I wanted to be done with it; I was also tempted to question God.
The medications were not effective and boy did he go through different medications. I spend too many times at his pediatrician, taking him for several tests. Mind you I have 2 other children, not to forget a husband, and my worn-out cranky self to take care of.
Without warning or notice after Joshua turned 1-year-old, he got better! Joshua’s healing was worth waiting for. It was worth getting up every day for; it was worth looking forward to. Now, it doesn’t seem so long or painful. God is faithful! Joshua is playful, strong, boisterous with a healthy appetite. God used that season to draw me closer to Him. Today, I know God as my Father and healer.
Now it’s your turn.
You are not to give up or throw in the towel. Dig your heels in and bear it. Pay the price now to see your desires come true. Put on your big girl/boy pants and suck it in. I have faith in you to do this. But first, you need to hand it over to God. If you’ve got to cry, so be it. Just never give up!
How much do you really want it?