I’m sure you’ve heard that God doesn’t work by our time schedule, but by His. We’ve been told this for years, ever since we can remember by parents, leaders, pastors, friends. It’s true. God works by His perfect, infallible timing. He knows better than we do and He comes through every time. There are countless testimonies and Bible verses affirming this.
But what about when you’re waiting? Not when you’re panicking about if something will happen in time, but when God seems to be on hold; when it seems like He’s taking a break. When the God-to-you line appears disconnected no matter how much praying you do. What then? You were so certain you’d see good results, but you don’t. Actually, any results would be good, but there simply aren’t any.
It’s during these seasons of waiting that God teaches us. God teaches us and strengthens our faith through trials, yes, but also through those times when nothing seems to be happening. Will I still put my trust in Him when He seems to be gone?
When we get impatient waiting for God to act, it’s a good reminder to “be still and know that [he is] God.” Too often we try to fix things ourselves or get impatient and try to speed up the results. But everything will work perfectly in His timing for our betterment—even if it doesn’t seem like it.
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!
In those times of waiting, we are commanded to simply wait for God. Our job is to trust Him and He will be faithful.
Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, “My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God”? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
(Isaiah 40:27 – 31)
God is there, whether we can see Him or not. He will never leave us or forget about us. If we trust Him, He will always be with us and will work all things together for us because we love Him.
Will you trust Him now, even as you’re waiting?