Are you currently waiting for someone else to make a decision that will affect your life? Things such as a banker approving a loan, an employer making a decision as to whether or not you are hired; a buyer to purchase your home?
It is easy to grow discouraged as the wait drags on, isn’t it?
I am currently in waiting-mode and in my quiet time today, I received a very important reminder from Jesus.
We are not waiting for anyone else but HIM.
…for You (You only and altogether) do I wait (expectantly), all day long. —Ps. 25:5
I wait for and expect You. —Ps. 25:21
All the paths of the Lord are mercy and steadfast love. —Ps. 25:10
These verses tell me a couple of things:
1) Our destiny is NOT in the hands of any man, no matter what the situation looks like. He is firmly on His Throne and He is entirely sovereign.
It is God who sits above the circle of the earth and its inhabitants are like grasshoppers. –Isaiah 40:22
No one—no matter how powerful he or she may be in the earthly realm— is capable of thwarting His good plan for your life.
I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, “My purpose shall stand and I will do all that I please.”—Isaiah 46:10
2) We are ultimately waiting for His perfect timing (which is hardly ever ours!). Never forget that He alone sees the big picture. We don’t. He knows what He is doing at all times, regardless of how the situation looks to us.
3) We are not to wait in stress, anxiousness, or hand-wringing. We are to wait expectantly for our Savior, who can only do us good!
4) ALL the paths He leads us along are for our good—even when we do not get the answer or outcome we were hoping for and must begin walking a path we did not ever want to take. As Psalm 25:10 reminds us, His actions are ALWAYS done in mercy and steadfast love. We are surrounded by His mercy and steadfast love at ALL times, both in celebration and heartache.
Remember that Jesus’ resources are infinite. Nothing is impossible with Him.
You are in excellent hands.
3 responses to “When You Are Waiting…”
This was timely! I am waiting for a few things, but one thing in particular should be “answered” today, one way or another. My husband’s job is on the line. But God has kept me more on the “waiting expectantly” side of things than on the “stress, anxiousness, or hand-wringing” side. We might get put on one of those paths we did not ever want to take with this one this time. (no unemployment ; homelessness…) I am fully aware of those facts — not burying my head in the sand — but still, ALL GLORY TO GOD!!!!, waiting with expectancy and even peace and joy.
Thank you for putting into words for me, what I have been experiencing.
We welcome your prayers for us…
You absolutely have my prayers, my friend! You know that I, too, have walked this road and I know how you feel. Please keep me updated. He has got you, whatever happens.
Yes, we have walked this road, too. Twice before. We had a short break in between each, unlike you going on for years on end.
Anyway, we still don’t have any definite answers. From a human perspective, things don’t look good. But I know God is still working in it. I’ll let you know when we know something definite.
Your prayers are greatly appreciated! Thank you! 🙂