Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Waiting in the Rain

Waiting can be a bore.
Yup, it can be frustrating and down right annoying.
Most people (me included) don't like having to wait in any situation, for example, queuing up in a bank or at a government office because the queues tend to move very slowly, even a snail would look good in comparison.

In our lives we sometimes find ourselves in a place were our life seems to be on some kind of "pause" in some areas and we have to wait for certain things.
For some this could be waiting for healing to take place, a marriage partner, a job, a financial breakthrough,  a loved one to be saved, to get pregnant and have a baby.

These things mean a lot to us and we have been on our knees time and time again praying about it but it seems like there is "no reply" from the heavens. What do we do when we feel we have done all we can?

Firstly ask your self whether what you want is God's will for you. Would this thing bring glory to God in your life and is it in line with God's word? If the answer is yes, then don't give up. Keep praying and trusting God.

Hannah in the book of 1 Samuel was tired of waiting and being laughed at by her husband's second wife because she didn't have a child.
 Did she curse God and give up? Or continually ask why?
No, she continued to go to the temple and spend time in God's presence and pray persistently.

Maintain a good attitude. Refuse to complain and continue to give thanks.

Let our prayer be that of

Habakkuk 3:17-19

"Though the fig tree does not bud
   and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
   and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
   and no cattle in the stalls,

 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
   I will be joyful in God my Savior.

At some point in your faith you will face a test. You will have to choose whether you are following God just for what you can get or whether you're following Him because you love Him and want to live your life for Him regardless of whether you get what you want or not.
The "waiting room" will test you and bring all the inner motives out. Some will give up and stop following God because they feel He has let them down. Some will continue to go on with "bruises" but eventually reach the place of manifestation.
Which one will you be?
God is more interested in our long term character development than in us getting something that will make us instantly happy.

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." James 1:2-4

As much as it's great to have microwave breakthroughs, lets strive to go through with a good attitude and wait on God with hope that the Good Father who knows our desires will meet our every genuine need according to his abundance in glory.


  1. Beautifully said :-) and very true...may we learn how to be patient!

  2. Perseverance / endurance is a virtue i do wish for, because it can be soo frustrating not to get what one wants.. but when the blessings starts to pour in, we would realize it was worth the wait..just as it is said that the patient dog eats the fattest bone.

  3. "The "waiting room" will test you and bring all the inner motives out."

    This reminds me of sunday sermon...the purpose for the process is to build character and competence Deut 8:3

    Waiting is hard, but when we lean on God, the end result is totally worth it, like Ibhade said

  4. Thank you guys, I totally agree with u all. :)

  5. Waiting is very tough. We'd rather be out there doing something, wanting things to happen fast, move on quickly to the next phase and just in a rush to have it done. But God hardly ever operates that way so we have to learn to wait and embrace the virtues of waiting.

  6. Amen, it is good to wait and quietly hope for the salvation of our God. He is a faithful God:)

  7. Blessings......
    Food for thought certainly....
    It is said that there is value in waiting because it is the space created in the process of waiting lessons are learnt and wisdom is gained.

    Have a fantastic weekend


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