The Art of Waiting

Waiting on God is something that comes with life. Despite how much we plan and what our desires are, God’s timing outweighs it all. As we wait on God it builds patience in us spiritually and allows us to have the assurance that God has answered our prayers.

(Psalm 130:5)”I wait on the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope”. God encourages us through His word. God speaks to us when we pray about what we are waiting for. God’s ways and thoughts are so much higher than ours. As we wait on God we have to trust that His timing will not be late.

When Moses was a young man he had a strong desire to see his people free from slavery. He had the desire so much that he took matters in his own hands and killed an Egyptian (Exodus 2:11-15). Moses ended up on the backside of a mountain for forty years before he rose to lead the Israelites out of Egypt and out of slavery from Pharaoh (Acts 7:23).

Moses had been a shepherd to sheep for those forty years which was preparing him to lead. As many of us know the Israelites murmured and complained and did not trust God’s plan for the promise land and gave Moses a hard time. God prepared Moses in the waiting for all that he endured leading the Israelites.

Sometimes you are on the backside of a mountain waiting on God to show up and give you direction for your next assignment. God is awesome because Moses became humble and patient in those forty years of being a shepherd.

The art of waiting is understanding you don’t need to have it all figured out. The only thing that’s needed is trusting God. In the waiting, trusting God through faith in what He promised is essential. God is sovereign He knows how much we can endure.

I do not know what you have been waiting for, but I do know God is able. He will do what He promised. The real question is will you be patient enough to trust Him? When it gets hard will you allow your faith to keep you grounded?

We all need to understand the things we are called to do or be free from don’t come easy. God wants to see us grow. Waiting is not a punishment its training ground. How are you waiting?

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