In the last 5 posts, I mentioned some ways to WAIT for the Lord. Now, I will be discussing the reasons why we must WAIT. There is a reason for WAITING. When you tell your child(ren) to do something, these famous words will come out, WHY. I believe this is a good question to ask because we live in a culture of now and now, and it will take something special to calm one down in this fast-paced environment. As I began to ponder on this question, I came across men and women in the Bible who had reasons to WAIT for God’s Word and promise to come to pass. Even in my personal life, I have seen the benefit of WAITING, and whilst it is extremely uncomfortable, the benefits outweigh the temporary discomfort.
Recall what Paul said, “These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eyes. The things we see now, hear today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.” Read 2 Corinthians 4:17 (MSG). Watch this, whatever you receive in WAITING is from eternity to eternity because it is God’s Word and His promise to you, it will be God’s insight and wisdom to you concerning your life and those around you.
Now to gain a concept of what Paul was calling “momentary, light affliction.” Take a look at what Paul actually meant in the scriptures, “Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was pelted with stones, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea, I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my fellow Jews, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false believers. I have laboured and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked. Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?” Read 2 Corinthians 11:24-29 (NIV).
Can you see this? I am sure this will help put the challenges you might be facing into proper perspective, right? Well, I do hope so, because God can’t and won’t be rushed into doing anything because His grace has already done whatever it is you are looking for. Let us position ourselves to access what His grace has made available.
I needed to lay this foundation before we delved into the reasons why WAITING is important.
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