Lamentations 3:24-25 ESV
"The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in HIM." The LORD is good to those who wait for HIM, to the soul who seeks HIM.
Sometimes the hardest thing to do, it appears, is to wait. Yet, I would like to offer another perspective. If you took your car in for an oil change. The oil change was all you could afford. It was all you had both time and money for. Yet, the owner of the shop comes out and says, "If you an give 12 hours of your time, when you leave with your car, I will have given you four new tires, an oil change, a tune-up, an alignment, a new paint job and and new tinted windows." Would you find the 12 hours to wait on the owner to finish with your car? Well, then why is it so hard for us to wait on GOD?
We go into this knowing several things: That the end will work out for "our" good. That we are already victorious. That none who trust in HIM will be put to shame. We have absolute guarantees! Yet, we find ourselves fearful and full of doubt. Today, I suggest that we decide to be okay with the wait. Let's change our perspective and attitude. These are the two things that can make waiting difficult.
Let's decide today that no matter what happens or how long it takes we're gonna wait on GOD. I know that saying those words are often the hardest. Yet, I've found that the moment I truly surrender to HIS timetable, is when I see HIM move so suddenly and turn everything around in my favor. I pray today you'll choose to be okay in the wait. We're gonna wait anyway, we might as well do it with a great attitude and the ultimate praise on our lips to GOD!