I’m sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room. Thankfully it’s not for anything serious, but I’m not good at waiting. Are any of us? I know there are some out there that seem to be able to wait well. I’ve seen it in many of the people in my Sunday Small Group; patiently waiting for God’s direction, His answers, etc. all in His time. I don’t think I am one of those people. I try. But I want to see the results; have the answers now.
My husband is at the house really sick. Yesterday he had a chest x-ray. Could I patiently wait for the results? Of course not! Could he? Of course, yes. He is the most patient person I know.
I want instantaneous results and answers. And that is what I believe the Lord is trying to teach me today. Yesterday His lesson was to listen. Today it is to wait. Good lessons I would say.
I have waited by the sickbed of a family member more than once and waited for answered pray. Sometimes my prayers have been answered just exactly like I wanted…but other times the answers have been different than what I had requested. As I grow older in age and in faith, I have realized that no matter what the answer is, it is an answer. It may be a definite yes or it may be denied. Or God in His infinite wisdom may say later and delay the answer. And of course I have also seen Him answer me so differently than I ever expected. But above all, He has answered my prayers.
So you, dear reader, if you are waiting upon God to answer your prayers, remember He heard your request and He is answering you. However, sometimes it just is not what we expected. Thank Him for whatever the answer is, no matter how hard that may be.
I would like to try something new. If you have a prayer request you would like other readers to pray for, please post your request on the new Prayer Request Page. As a community of believers we can pray together for each other. (Be sure to let us know His answer.)
Oh, and by the way, the chest x-ray was good…still sick…pray he feels better soon. Thanks.
5 Let all that I am wait quietly before God,
for my hope is in him.