“Waiting in God…

“Waiting in God’s time is the sweetest agony there is.” – LLPD

People, most likely, are skeptical to the idea of “waiting”.  Who likes to wait anyway? If we want something, we tend to find ways on how to get it the fastest way possible or the soonest possible time.  But sadly, more often, it would just take us longer if we stick to our stubborn crappy ways, following our own timeline.  There are even some times when we don’t get it at all or even get an inch closer to it.

The thing is, we can’t force things to happen because – we don’t hold our lives; God does.  We don’t control the time; God does.  We don’t know everything; God does.

Therefore, waiting should not be a painful task at all.  Yes, there is agony in waiting and in enduring the idea that we don’t know the end result but the biggest comfort is that there is Someone far greater than us who already knew what will happen in our lives (every single detail of it), from the very beginning.  Isn’t that just amazing? Sadly, many people, yes even Christians, miss this thing because of being too worried, thinking “God, you’re running late, come on…what’s next?!”

So whether you’re applying for a job, or say you’re in the process of starting your own business, or (let’s not go farther) waiting for that special lover, remember that “waiting in God’s time is the sweetest agony there is.”  Remember the line in a song “He makes all things beautiful in His time.” And I suppose everyone wants a “beautiful” ending.

Let me leave you with these verses and quotes, I hope they inspire you:

Even youths shall faint and be weary,
and young men shall fall exhausted;
but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint. – Isaiah 40:30-31

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Why, even the hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not; you are of more value than many sparrows. – Luke 12:7

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Those who do not hope cannot wait; but if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. – Charles Spurgeon

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Biblically, waiting is not just something we have to do until we get what we want. Waiting is part of the process of becoming what God wants us to be. – John Ortberg

 

Soli Deo Gloria!

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