Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
Wait… I don’t like this word. My human nature wants what it wants, now. I want my father to be healed, now. I want financial pressures to go away, now. I want to see God’s will revealed in certain situations now. I want to know why, now. I want to see hurts in my life and in the lives of people around me fixed now. But fortunately (yes – fortunately), God doesn’t always give us what we want, when we want it.
It wasn’t until I had young children that I understood the value of “waiting”. I’ll tell them to wait, because I know – though sometimes I can’t tell them why – I know the value and benefits that waiting will bring them in the given situation. And I love them dearly, and want only what’s best for them. And sometimes when I tell them “wait”, and I see the look of despair on their faces, I can’t help but think of a loving Father looking down on us, as young children, knowing full well that the benefits of waiting far outweigh the result that would come if He were to give me my desires “now”. Though I don’t like it, and though it goes against my very nature, looking back, I can thank the Lord for the times He’s said “wait”. As I ponder upon the Scripture this morning, the Holy Spirit brings to mind the benefits of “waiting” on the Lord. Let’s learn to “wait patiently on Him”, “that we may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing” as we are conformed to the image of His Son.
- Renewed Strength (Is 40:31, Ps 27:14)
- God’s best prepared for us (1 Cor 2:9)
- Spiritual Maturity – (James 1:4)
- Blessing (Pro 8:34)
- And many more…