Wednesday, 09 December 2020
“So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.” Hebrews 10:35-36 NLT
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:3 NKJV
Waiting on GOD has to be, for me, the ultimate test in Christianity because I don’t know how long I have to wait. I believe it would be so much easier if GOD gave us the time we’re expected to wait in advance. We cannot talk about waiting in faith without mentioning the father of faith, Abraham, the word of God says that even when there was no reason to hope, He kept hoping (Romans 4:18). He is an example given to us to imitate in this area for us to know that GOD is still able to work in our impossible situations and the great rewards that come with waiting on Him. When we wait, it’s key for us to wait with the right attitude because waiting with the right attitude means that not only do we know our GOD, but we trust Him to fulfill His promises.
GOD commands us to be strong and of good courage, to not be afraid and not to lose heart, and assures us that He is with us wherever we go (Joshua 1:9). GOD knows that waiting is not easy but wants us to take heart that He’s with us in the waiting. It is only when we are at rest and remain in confident, steadfast, and immovable trust in the LORD that we can enjoy fellowship with Him while we wait. We miss out on this wonderful fellowship when we focus on how things are in the physical and end up doubting what GOD has said. When doubts creep in, that’s when we make Ishmaels.
“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!” (Psalms 27:13-14). Waiting is good but how we wait is also important. Our waiting can either glorify GOD or expose our unbelief and doubt in what GOD has promised. When we grow tired and weary as children of GOD, it is from the LORD that we draw strength (Isaiah 40:29). GOD has equipped us with everything that we need to pass the waiting test, let us not throw away this confident trust in Him but rather wait on Him, wait on the Promise because at the appointed time it will come to pass.
It is only when we are at rest and remain in confident, steadfast, and immovable trust in the LORD that we can enjoy fellowship with Him while we wait