While we are Waiting

Waiting is not something we like to do. Waiting in line, waiting on hold, waiting for the results. When it comes to our faith often times we find ourselves waiting on the Lord. How do we do that and not run ahead of God? Here are a few thoughts on waiting for God to answer, guide or intercede:

1. Trust God – This is part of our faith, believing that God loves you and cares about you and is actively working for you. Trust that He is good, and knows what is best. Trust that His ways are better than your ways. Trust that He will show you what is next. Trust that it will be in His timing. Proverbs 3:5-7

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil.”

2. Seek God – During times of waiting it always helps me to read Gods Word. Deep dives into Scripture and times of solitude in deep reading and prayer. Worshipping through music and singing and walking in nature are ways we seek God. Reading a devotional and even books on a topic of interest. Another way to seek God is through getting godly counsel from trusted Christians. Talking with other people and having them join you in prayer is a great way to wait on the Lord. Lastly, fasting is also a great spiritual discipline that helps as you wait.

3. Pray to God – When you are waiting it’s vital to talk to God. It can be crying out with questions and frustrations, sharing your fears, and deepest inner thoughts. It can be praying Scripture to God, some of the Psalms are great for that (Try Psalm 27). You can pray in your car, at work, in your bed or on your knees. When a worrying thought comes to your mind, tell God about it. When a temptation comes your way, talk to God about it. This is part of walking with the Spirit, daily tapping into the power of the Holy Spirit to help us wait on the Lord.

As you are waiting be open to God working on you. In the waiting God often has transformational work He wants to do in you. Maybe the reason your waiting is God is refining you, growing you, helping you to mature in your faith. Trust, Seek and Pray.