Waiting on the LORD
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD ~ Psalm 27:14
It wasn’t easy for Hannah to keep waiting and hoping. Elkanah and Hannah had been married a few years now, but had no children. She spent many nights and days weeping over this. It was as though this chapter of her life was closed. Her heart was grieved. Year after year she would say the same prayer. This time, with bitterness of soul she prayed to God and wept sore. And God heard her cry. He answered her prayer. She gave birth to a son.
Like Hannah, we have many dreams, many wishes and longings that we want to see fulfilled. Waiting for a promise to be fulfilled isn’t easy. At times we seem to be breaking under the pressure of holding on for a long time. We tend to take matters in our hands and do it our way instead of letting God do it His way. Trusting God when all things are going well is easy. But trusting God when things are difficult, when the journey gets tough, when there seems to be no hope on the horizon calls for real faith in God.
The Bible encourages us trust God through times of waiting. 2 Peter 3:9 says, ‘The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise…’God will bring His promises to pass at the time best in His mind. There is a song that goes like this – ‘In His time, in His time; he makes all things beautiful in His time. Lord, please show me everyday, as you’re teaching me Your way, that You do just what You say, in Your time.’ Isaiah 40:31 says, ‘but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.’
“Lord, there are times, there are days, years and months I cannot understand Your ways. But I look to You, I trust in You. I believe that You make all things beautiful in Your time.”
He makes all things beautiful in His time