Sometimes, I wish God operated through my timetable and plans. Don’t you? Sometimes I feel like my prayers are unheard and unanswered, when everything seems awfully silent. Ever wondered why God was asking you to wait and yet he is not saying anything? Do you feel maybe, just maybe if you did one thing right then maybe he’ll answer? Well, I do sometimes but that is not always the case.
To be honest, walking with God is amazing. He enlarges your footsteps so that your feet may not slip. He orders your step and communicates with you whenever he wants to. Wonderful isn’t it? But sometimes, I still find myself grumbling, growing impatient of waiting and still he refuses to speak. Am sure you are wondering if God truly speaks to us? If he does, how do we know? God speaks and is still speaking. Christianity is a relationship and every relationship is established and maintained through communication. John 17:3 (KJV) And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
God is not limited to one form of communication and so he expects us to learn to listen and know his voice. God expects us to have a close relationship with him, to enable him communicate with us while we know and understands when he speaks.
One of the best ways God speaks to us is through his word, *2 Timothy 3:16-17 (KJV) All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
As the years go by, I have learnt that whenever God is silent and asks me to wait, he is working on bigger and wonderful projects for me. Just the way it is with us when we want bigger opportunities, we wait and get the best knowledge required even if it takes us ten years (10), we still find ourselves willing to wait it out. Charles Stanley- Our willingness to wait reveals the value we place on what we are waiting for.
So it is with God, sometimes when he asks us to wait and keeps quiet then it’s because he is working out the best. He may appear to be late but believe me, when he does show up, he will still be on time. Psalms 90:4 (KJV) For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
My grandmother would always say ” waiting is not delay my child, it’s your planting season. God is watching you plant, when you are done, he does the watering. The period he is asking you to wait, he is watering your plant and when he still remains silent, it means your plant is not matured enough for harvest. He wants you to wait and trust him.
I never truly understood what she meant each time she says that, because the human nature is not the patient one most of the time. But as I grew older( am not 70 yet…Smiles), and started walking with the Lord, everything started to make sense.
God speaks through the silence and he wants us to know that. He wants us to know that we are not alone. When he is asking you to wait, then my dearest friends, please wait. He’s working out the best, I know it’s hard to believe and understand but the truth is, you don’t have to understand, you just have to trust him.
He never disappointed anyone that he has asked to wait,he would not start with you!
Let’s ask him for patient in this silence. We are going to need a lot of that if we are going to wait on him. The harvest is always bountiful when we wait on him.
If you want to wait patiently on him while he works it all out for you, then you must always remind yourself of his faithfulness in your life in time past, those memories will help you stay strong when you feel broken. Ask him to help you wait, if he’s asking you to wait, then be rest assured he is there with you.
You don’t have to do it on your own, and you definitely can not do it on your own.
You and I need his rest to be ok.
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