♫ ♪ But I don’t wanna get ahead of myself again. Throwing too much in the air.
Making sure that he’ll put the pieces together, ‘cause I know I’m being prepared for the right time. ♪♫
Psalm 27:13-14 “I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the
goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the LORD: be
of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on
Are you currently waiting for the Lord to intervene in some way in
your life or in the life of a loved one? One of the struggles we face
as Christians is trying to understand why our heavenly Father
sometimes delays over matters that are so urgent to us. Only the Lord
knows all the reasons. However, there are several adjustments we can
make in our attitude and mindset as we wait.
Determine your focus. In the urgency of the moment, it’s easy to
center our attention on the need instead of on God. We may start out
waiting for the Lord but end up waiting for the answer we want. Soon
we’re more interested in what He can do for us than we are in Him.
Sometimes God delays until we get our focus back on Him. He wants us
to delight in Him, not just in what He gives us.
Release your expectations into His hands. The Lord is working on our
behalf, but sometimes we cling so tightly to a desired outcome that He
must wait until we open our hands and let go of our expectations.
Holding onto your own assumptions about how the Lord should intervene
is emotionally exhausting. But peace awaits those who trust that He
will do what is in our best interests —- in every situation we
We need to remember that while we are waiting, God is working. He
sees the entire picture and is active behind the scenes, arranging
everything according to His will. But perhaps His most important work
is the deepening of our relationship with Him as we learn to love and
trust Him in the wait.
Stargazer, Lake Malawi
Photo: Chris Cannucciari
Lake Malawi, Africa. A stargazer looks into the endless cosmos as waves lap along a beach in Southern Malawi
Muni-muni under a Tree (Taken with Instagram at Saratoga Hills)