The Hardest Part of “Wait”

In continuation of prayer we seek God, yet often times His response doesn’t come. In the silence we struggle as we try to hear His answer, yet it doesn’t come. Day-by-day we seek to know and night-by-night we pray for answers, yet it doesn’t come. We have all been there enduring the inner turmoil of soul knowing that God is “Able”, but yet we “Wait”. The hardest part of having faith in God’s plan isn’t in knowing if He can accomplish what we ask, its in the “Waiting” for Him to move, in “Waiting” for His answer.

I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God. Psalm 69:3

Sometimes we are tempted to cry out to God asking if He is even listening; does He hear our hearts cry? Is He aware of our struggle, does He know how desperately we want to hear from Him? We become frustrated as we see others going about in seeming full awareness of God’s plan in their lives, yet we “Wait”.

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Psalm 37:7

The hardest part of “Wait” is the struggle; the struggle that occurs within us as we want “today” what God has planned for “tomorrow”. We fail to see that “today”,  He is preparing us for what He has planned for “tomorrow”. We do not yet possess the strength or the wisdom that we need. We have lessons still to be learned, strength that He still needs to provide. It’s the failure to see where we are today that is the hardest part of “Wait”. Each day comes as a blessing, a moment in time through which to fulfill God’s plan for our life. We spend so much time seeking His will for “tomorrow” that we lose sight of where He has us “today”.

Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27:14

One day at a time, God leads us toward the future that He has planned for us. One day at a time, He guides us toward becoming the person He needs us to be “tomorrow”. The actual truth is that we aren’t yet prepared to receive what He has for us “tomorrow”.  He is preparing the way today; putting each piece of the puzzle together so that in due time He will reveal to use the answers we seek.  But, the hardest part of that is the “Wait”.

For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him. Isaiah 64:4

Each day begins anew with new purpose, it is up to us to focus on each one as it comes trusting that God will provide the answers one step at a time. He is in control and He will reveal all things as we become prepared to see them. His will is perfect and His plan is carefully detailed to the ensure that we have the knowledge, wisdom and faith to meet tomorrow when it becomes today. The hardest part of the “Wait” is actually the sincerest demonstration of “Faith”; faith in God and faith in His timing.

Therefore I will look unto the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me. Micah 7:7

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