Embrace the Wait

“I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.” Psalms‬ ‭40:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬

Song: While I’m Waiting
Artist: John Waller 

While I’m waiting I will serve You
While I’m waiting I will worship
While I’m waiting I will not faint
I’ll be running the race even while I wait

If you are anything like me, you happen to have a hard time waiting. In today’s instantaneous world, waiting is almost non-existent. Technology has allowed us to simply click and have the world at our fingertips. And when we do have to wait, it is seriously hard! So how can we embrace the wait?

Waiting on the Lord is a necessary step in our walk with Jesus. Waiting renews our faith, one moment at a time. When our family was in a season of waiting during the end of 2019 and 2020, I pressed into the Lord consistently and held on tight to His words of truth. And He taught me that I could let go of my need for control and place it in His hands. He whispered to me, “I’ve got this. I will provide for you.”  During this time, God met our financial, physical, and spiritual needs by highlighting how to choose contentment in all circumstances.

How to Wait Well

In the song, “While I’m Waiting” John Waller lays out what steps are necessary while in a season of waiting. First off, serve the Lord while you wait. Serving Him with your whole heart even in the everyday tasks of life. God will provide us with a simple task that will indeed prepare us for something bigger down the road. 

Secondly, we are called to worship. Worship in a season of waiting is more than attending your weekly church service. It involves immersing yourself in the Word of God. Start a Bible study with friends. Begin a prayer journal. Keep your worship playlist on repeat. Find a scripture that resonates with you and place it somewhere in your home where you can see it on a regular basis. When we encounter a season of waiting, it is a divine opportunity to draw closer to God.

Finally, keep an attitude of gratitude. Remember the blessings He has already provided for you. Instead of focusing on the problem, look at all the incredible ways He has been faithful in the past.  Thessalonians 5:16–18 says, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”(NIV).

If you are currently in a season of waiting, I challenge you to embrace the wait. Stay close to God, read over his promises to provide for His people, (see Philippians 4:19) believe by faith that He will see you through, and be grateful for the everyday blessings around you.

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