Life in the Waiting Room

2017-11-28T00:49:56+00:00By |Tags: , , , , |

from “When God Says Wait” by Darryl Harris on amazon.com

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!” Psalm 27:13–14
 
God is not on my timetable! He is not on any religious leaders. He is not on any political agenda. He does not answer to any man who happens to attempt to exert authority that he may think he has. If you never learn anything about our Savior beyond his incredible work of salvation on the cross, realize that God does things His way!

On His timetable
At His discretion
According to His plan
According to His purpose
According to His will!

God has never called me up to ask my advice, my will, my desires and my predetermined outlook of any given situation, I may have found myself in.
 
One thing we do know…is that God will answer prayer.

Sometimes the answer is… YES
Sometimes the answer is… GO
Sometimes the answer is… SLOW
Sometimes the answer is… SHOW
Sometimes the answer is… YO
Sometimes the answer is… NO

Sometimes the answer is… TOTAL SILENCEand when God is silent, in the moments, the hours, the days, the months, and even years, he’s quietly telling us to… WAIT!
 
The problem is that most of us hate to wait. We understand No, and we long for Yes to roll off His compassionate lips. But Wait? We live in a microwave society.

Instant food. 
Instant fame. 
Instant fun

Instant solutions… to life”s most difficult problems are shown nightly on practically every TV show.

Give Dr. House 60 minutes and he can find the cure to the most blaffling medical dilemmas which in real life could require time consuming attempts to resolve.
 
If we are hungry …run to McDonalds
If we are sick …go to Urgent Care
If we need fast money …try Quicken Loans
If we need new friends …join Facebook

 
The thing that makes waiting tolerable is growing into the understanding, that in the midst of your waiting, …God always has a plan. Your waiting has a purpose.

The goal is never misery, but maturity. 
The objective is obedience, not obscurity. 
The outcome should be contentment, not contention.

In waiting we:

Exercise Courage
Demonstrate Strength
Renew Hope
Grow in Maturity!

 
SO ARE YOU WAITING OR WHINING?

IF YOU WAIT… IN THE END YOU WILL WIN!