“Look around at the nations; look and be amazed! For I am doing something in your own day, something you wouldn’t believe even if someone told you about it” (Habakkuk 1:5, NLT).
Have you ever had to wait on God? Did you find it easy? What did you do while waiting? How long have you had to wait for something important. I read about a few of our greats that had to wait?
“Abraham waited twenty-five years before his wife Sarah gave birth to their first child.
Joseph slogged through thirteen years of betrayal, false imprisonment, and abandonment before assuming the leadership of Egypt.
Moses spent forty years tending sheep before God called him as a deliverer of His people.
David spent fourteen years before the throne of Israel would be his.
And in Jesus’s own ministry, he often told his disciples “My hour has not yet come.”
I don’t like to wait! Do you? Yet, the greatest things have come in my life when I chose the waiting room and not the emergency room of my way and forgot God’s way. Our scripture lesson from Habakkuk reminds us that God is in control and He is working behind the scenes whether we see it or not. Therefore, let us salute the words of James
to “let patience have her perfect work.” James 1:4
Some years ago I was so impatient as I waited for God to open some new doors of ministry for my husband and myself that I could hardly find any patience left in my being. Through tears of begging I penned a song that I so love to sing. “The Waiting Room” Just a line from this song still moves me today to wait and wait patiently. I would like to leave it with you if you find yourself waiting on God, as I am, even in this moment.
“There is a waiting in my room, There is a waiting my room
As I wait I see His face shining as a Glory of Grace.”