Sometimes we wait. We don’t know what the next step is. We wait on God.
- We have left a church situation not knowing what is next, and now we wait.
- We want to connect organically with ‘house church’ people, but for today it has not happened, so we wait.
- We have promises God has given to us. Awesome promises. But, for now, we wait.
- We need a provision, or a healing, or a breakthrough. But up to now… we wait.
Though I personally do not like these times of waiting, I am in such a season now and this is not unusual. These are prime times in God’s economy in which He shapes us, re-shapes us, and most importantly, draws us close to Him.
God, let me use this season well. The purpose of waiting is not to deprive me, but to fill me with a greater abundance of You which is, in the end, the greatest gift of all. May I walk with you through to this fullness of Your life and presence that You desire for me and that truly meets each and every need of my heart and life.
Sure, the other end of the waiting will come. It always does. God is always faithful to lift us, bless us, and move us into the next and better season. His promises and purposes are always for our good. But, I also know that there is something deep happening during the waiting time itself when I allow my heart to open its receptors more fully to the presence, beauty, and life of God. Therefore, often this season delivers more into my heart and life then the promise fulfilled that I have been seeking.
“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:13
This is what God is speaking to me today during the waiting period. While I wait, I can do more than wait. I can seek Him. And that is more than enough when He is found by me. Let it be so. He never fails to meet us when He is the single, deep cry of our hearts. And that is enough.