There’s just something about starting your day with God. I was reading New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp, and today was all about persevering. There’s something to be said for waiting on God.
We live in a fast-paced world. Have you noticed? Long gone are the days when you had to wait for any amount of time for anything. I get that technology can be a wonderful thing. I like the modern-day conveniences we get to enjoy. I’m human. I want what I want and I want it when I want it. But waiting on God is a gift that comes with many different benefits.
The thing about waiting on God is that it’s best not to do it in your own strength, because when you approach it like that, it becomes about you. Waiting on God and being open to what He wants to do in you, in your situation and whatever or whoever He wants to effect in the process, is divine. Some people look at waiting as being in limbo. It’s not. If it is limbo, it’s limbo with a purpose. As long as you are truly sitting in the space that allows God to work first in your heart, and then however He chooses, it is not limbo.
Some people are afraid to sit in the moment, with all that it brings…the emotions, the pain, the confusion. Those things are temporary. They never last. It is during those times that waiting on God is the most beneficial thing to do. For you. For those in your life.
Isaiah 40:31 says; They that wait upon the Lord, shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk; and not faint.
Oh that we would learn to wait on God.