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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

While I’m Waiting, God Is Working

In review of Micah 7:7 it says, “I trust the LORD God to save me, and I will wait for him to answer my prayer.” (Micah 7:7 CEV)

Bottom Line:
Trust in the Lord to help, wait confidently for him to answer he will hear and save you.

What this means to me:
I can trust and look to the Lord to save me, I can wait in confidence for he will hear me and answer my need.

There are many seasons in life and one of the most difficult things is the season in which I feel like I’m waiting.  

What I’m learning is that, in my waiting, God is really working and not just taking a break. He takes me through this season because he’s using the time to work the circumstances for my good.

I believe this verse is reminding me that I need to learn how to trust God during the waiting periods, otherwise I may spend a lot of time not trusting Him.

Unlike me, God is never in a hurry. He’s eternal! He is watching; he is working. During this time he is telling me to “trust him with this.”

Our culture is what I call a “microwave” society. We are used to getting things quickly and everything in our culture emphasise this. While this is way our culture is wired, it goes against God’s blessing in our lives. I’m learning that God’s blessing comes through these times of waiting. Ecclesiastes 3:11 reminds me that, “[God] has set the right time for everything” (TEV).

While I may be frustrated with how slowly things are progressing, there’s a promise in the Bible that tells me God is working in his timing. Isaiah 60:22 says, “I am the LORD, and when it is time, I will make these things happen quickly” (NCV). That’s how God worked when he sent Jesus into this world. The world waited thousands of years for Jesus to come the first time. And he came at just the right time. We’ve been waiting for Jesus to come again and he will come again at just the right time, God’s time.

Times of waiting and delay may not always be a denial, God would be saying, “Not yet. Will you keep trusting me through this?”  Micah 7:7 reminds me, “I trust the LORD God to save me, and I will wait for him to answer my prayer” (CEV). This is the kind of faith that God will bless.