Something didn’t look right on my statement. My first thought was dread of having to call to straighten it out. You know the “please hold while we play generic tunes and you might have to be on hold for a very long time before an actual human tries to help you” kind of call.
Sometimes a voice comes on every so often to tell you how long the estimated wait time is. Sometimes we have no idea if we are next in line or if there are a dozen people ahead of us. It can be tempting to just hang up, but what if we are next? In just another moment they could come onto the line and ask how they can help. Eventually, we get to take our turn.
We live in a world of instant gratification. We don’t want to be told we have to wait for something. Waiting is difficult. Waiting is no fun.
We have to trust His plan even when it doesn’t make sense to us and we must trust that it makes sense to Him. He loves us so much.
He will lead us and He will see us through.
We will all have times of uncertainty, but that doesn’t mean He isn’t there. It doesn’t mean He isn’t listening. It means we must hold on to faith and truth. We must trust His plan even when that means waiting and feeling like nothing is happening. Even when we don’t understand.
We may not see it, but He is at work. Things are happening in the waiting. Some of these things we will see and feel and understand, some of these things we won’t.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
There have been times in my life when I could not understand why something was taking so long. There was no obvious reason; it didn’t make a bit of sense. I was doing everything I thought I needed to. Then, once some time had passed, it all became clear to me. I could see it. How things could have been so bad if the thing I was waiting so hard for happened when I wanted it to happen or how I wanted it to happen.
The unclear, frustrating wait . . . had such a great purpose.
Things turned out for the better. I became so grateful for the wait and all that happened in the wait and all that happened because of the wait. Life changing. Life saving. I can look back and see this clearly happened more than once in my life. And I am sure I have yet to see and understand other occassions it has happened or will happen more.
He loves us in mysterious ways. His ways are not our ways. I am thankful for that.
We can wait with a promise in our hearts that He is with us and for us.
Wait on the LORD. Be courageous, and He will strengthen your heart. Wait on the LORD! (Psalm 27:14)
Are you in a season of waiting? Take comfort in knowing He is with you through the wait. Be encouraged to know He has a purpose and a plan.
Joy comes in the morning, friends. It will come. The wait will come to an end.
[Related encouraging Scripture reminder: Trust In The Lord]