I don’t know about you but I am not the most patient person. I hate waiting.
I’m not as bad as I used to be, however, as I grow closer to the Lord. He is teaching me patience. He is teaching me to wait on Him. His timing is best. He is never in a hurry but He is always on time.
It’s hard though, isn’t it? Waiting on the Lord. His timing is not necessarily our timing. He knows what’s best for us. We may think we know what is best for us, in the moment, but ultimately it’s God who knows what’s best.
Still, it’s hard waiting.
I’m currently waiting on God for a specific need to be taken care of. I’ve been waiting for quite some time now. To me, it seems like God could answer the prayer immediately but God has His reasons for allowing me to wait this long. I’m being taught to lean on Him throughout the struggles this situation has caused. I’m being taught to rely on Him for all my needs.
I came across this verse in Mark that has become very dear to me in the past couple of weeks.
Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours.
I have this verse taped up so I can see it every day to remind me. Keep on praying. As it says in 1 Thessalonians 5:17, “Pray without ceasing.”
I know that God knows what is best for me and it may not necessarily line up with what I want but in the end it will be exactly what I need.
That’s what I need to remember. That’s what the Lord is teaching me.
What has the Lord been teaching you lately?