Why Do We Have to Wait?

Dr. Tim AllchinFor Those Seeking HopeLeave a Comment

Who likes to wait?

Two weeks ago, “spring” arrived in Chicago. You can stop your laughter, tears or groaning now! And yes, snowflakes were falling multiple times in the past week. It’s pretty obvious by now that spring did not arrive on time! In our spiritual walk, things don’t often arrive in the time we desire. So often, we have to wait.

Have you ever gone through a time of waiting?

Maybe you’re in one now.

You might be waiting for a spouse to say they are sorry.

You might be waiting for answers from the bank.

You might wonder if you got into the college you desire.

You might be waiting for physical strength and healing to return.

You might be waiting for the depression to lift.

You might be waiting for peace instead of anxiety.

Why does God make us wait if waiting is so hard?

1. Waiting reminds us to depend on Him.

Psalm 145:15-16 – The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.

2. Waiting leads us to find hope in His word.

Psalm 130:5 – I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in His word I hope;

3. Waiting can give us courage and strength.

Psalm 27:14 – Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD!

Isaiah 40:31 – But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength…

Don’t Waste Your Waiting

It can be tempting while we are waiting to turn to our eyes toward things which can easily distract and numb the pain. However, God allows us to wait for our good. In the waiting, we learn how to better glorify God and gain the maturity to choose the right thing in the future storms of life. Don’t quit, keep moving forward in the journey that God has you on towards healing.

You might have to wait a long time, your wait may almost be over. Trust God and trust his process.


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