One of the hardest things we have to do in life is to wait for things.
As an instant gratification society, waiting seems anachronistic and decidedly unwelcome.
Shouldn’t everything happen straightaway at the push of a button? Not necessarily. The best things in life are worth waiting for.
Waiting on God is challenging. We know He is always busy behind the scenes with bringing His plans for our lives to fruition.
Only, it can all take so long. We wonder if we’ve been forgotten about.
Our hearts grow weary. Our hope withers and dies. Our faith feels misplaced.
Answers to prayer can be especially hard to hold on for. I’ve waited for healing (amongst other things) for many years.
My friend, you are far from alone. I know how it feels. And, more importantly, so does God.
He sees, hears, understands and is ready and able to come alongside us in our questioning.
His wisdom and discernment help us to judge when time is ripe to move ahead. So, let’s consider our position:
If…you have been sitting in the same place so long you’ve grown roots
If…you feel left out, neglected, overlooked, alone
If…seasons come and go and yours has never come
If…others are receiving all the breaks, the kudos, the applause
Then this prayer may be for you…
‘A Prayer for those in waiting’
bursting with promise
sweet fragrance stirring to be released,
with a hope of seeing Spring,
and selecting only best?
Tangled up in troubles for today
and shackled by worries for tomorrow,
muddied by a morass of mishaps
sullied by sickness and sorrow,
discouraged by dis-ease of every kind
our lives feel barren and fruitless,
our hearts weary and resigned.
Until You call and we bend an ear
to a Voice we long to hear,
the balm for every doubt
the solace for every fear.
This is no accident, my child,
your roots dig deep to draw from wells
of Grace and Love, of Faith and Trust.
If all were easy would it mean so much?
If all were simple would you wait on Me?
If all were quick would you tarry here?
If all was show and substance
would you hang around?
I plant you where in due time I choose
you’ll have no thorny ground.
I plant you so that come The Day
you will reflect My Light
your colours will glow bright
working through the soil of pain
pushing up to make a mark
and bring glory to My Name.
For My best work is done in darkness
slow, but sure and strong.
So don’t give up
and don’t despair
if it all takes so long,
for I don’t give up on you
~ rising strong and true.
“I am still confident of this:I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord’ be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord” ~ Psalm 27:13-14