The Wait – Sunday, August 21, 2022

Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it – Psalm 37:34

 

Lastly comes the most critical part and the least liked, the waiting period.  However, the condition in which it’s endured depends on these two factors:  Have you done everything within your power to resolve the matter?  Have you complied with God’s instructions?  In other words, is God waiting on you?  It is this crucial question that brings to mind a humorous story:

“Wow!  Heaven has a complaint office!” the man bewilderingly declared.  “The Almighty thought it fair to give everyone the same opportunity to hold Him accountable,” the angel announced.  “You mean I get to point out to God everything I believe He should have done but didn’t do?”  “That’s correct.  But as I advise everyone, you may want to first check with the office down the hall to see if completed everything you were supposed to do,” the angel advised, “because the Almighty’s instructions always trumps all others.”

Waiting for a resolution to a problem can be hard, especially when the period is significant, yet ill-attempts at hastening a favorable outcome will likely make the experience even more difficult.  Praying to God will not make Him move faster.  But, if answered the above-mentioned questions: yes, I’ve done everything required of me; no, God is not waiting on me to do anything, the “bitter pill” of waiting will become easier to swallow.