Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | May 11, 2020

When Wait Invites HIs Glory

“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him to the soul who seeks Him.” Lamentations 3:25 (ESV)

The expectation of awesome is so worth the wait. If only we could see that in the moment. To fully remember that the present day is not all there is – so much more lies ahead. The wedding date engraved on invitations. The anticipated arrival of a newborn. The dream job years down the road. All moments when life unveils what we so hoped for making the now totally worth it.
None of us enjoys wait. Even the simplest of waits irritates our fast paced lifestyle. Delay isn’t a mode we like to entertain. So how does one live in the now when all we’ve hoped for seems so far away and unattainable? How do we hold onto hope in the wait and not lose heart?

God’s faithfulness frames the lives of those who chose to wait, and the reading of their life stories inspires us to not let go either:

 Moses was instructed by God to come up on the mountain and wait for the Lord to give him the ten commandments (Exodus 24:12).

Ruth was told by her mother-in-law to wait to see if Boaz would be her kinsman redeemer (Ruth 3:18).

God answered Habakkuk’s plea for intervention with the writing of a vision that would seem slow yet he was instructed to wait for it – it will surely come. (Habakkuk 2:3)

Simeon, a righteous and devout man waited and longed for the arrival of the Messiah (Luke 2:25).

And we wait for a new heaven and new earth -our eternal home (2 Peter 3:13).

Yes, sweet friends wait is hard but spiritual growth and dependence on our God revolutionizes our gaze from what we want to what pleases Him. The faithfulness of our God in fulfilling His promises strategically at just the right moment are documented throughout scripture. We don’t have to wonder or doubt if He will transform our wait into something far greater than we could have ever imagined. The reward is worth it.
So if we find ourselves in a season of delay and postponement let’s keep holding on to the hope we have in God. Let’s resist the urge to manipulate circumstances to ease our discomfort. Let’s remember who our God is, how He interacted with His people throughout the pages of scripture and stand confidently on the solid rock of His reputation and love.

“Father, I so want to please You in the wait – to rest, grow and be strengthened knowing You are doing what is best.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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