Waiting On God

Jan 28, 2022

Romans 8:25 AMP - But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure.


I’d like to talk to you about waiting on God.

All of us have prayers that we are waiting for God to answer. We are waiting for manifestation. As I’ve written about many times, when you pray a biblical promise, God’s answer to every promise is always yes. (2 Corinthians 1:20)

I always have a list of things I am praying for. Some prayers are asking God to deliver me from adverse circumstances, others are prayers related to my dreams, plans, steps and goals.

When I go to God in prayer with a request, if you follow my writings you already know I first receive what I’m asking for by faith, the moment I pray the prayer, and then I trust God for His how and when. This is something I write about often.

 Many times He answers my prayers quickly and I am so very grateful when that happens. But most of the time, I have to wait, and wait, and wait.

 Waiting on God is a journey, a process. When we are waiting we are being seasoned by God. Sort of like slow cooking a piece of meat. I think intellectually we would agree God’s timing is perfect, but if we are honest we can admit that we get tired of waiting and sometimes even angry at waiting. I think we’ve all asked God how much longer.

When I’m waiting I rarely question if God is going to keep His promise, I know He is. I just don’t like the “unknown” part of waiting on His timing. Many times I just get plain impatient. I don’t like waiting in lines, and I’m not in love with waiting on God, even when I know He is doing something in me while I’m waiting. I don’t spend much time grumbling to God like the children of Israel did, things didn’t go well for the grumblers.

 If God would just show us what’s around the proverbial corner, if He would just tell us that on such and such date, this is how He will answer our prayers, waiting would be much easier. But He doesn’t do that.

 After all of our kicking and whining, we just have to get to a place where we just decide to trust His timing. We have to realize that He loves us and would never do anything to harm us, so there is nothing to fear because in perfect love there is no fear.

 I call this the surrender, when we just surrender the timeline over to God. I do this all the time. It brings me into a deep place of trust.

 So I get the strong feeling I’m writing this for someone who is struggling with waiting. I wanted to normalize the struggle and the surrender.

Romans 8:25 AMP - But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait eagerly for it with patience and composure.

 It is something that happens to all of us, stay strong, you can trust God, He’s never let me down. He’ll never let you down.

- Gerald

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