I hate waiting sometimes. Waiting for street lights, grocery lines, pay checks, and some days—bed time. Okay, that’s just selfish impatience. But what about the real deep life stuff?
Waiting on God for something only He can do feels like a perpetual red light. What will the doctor say? Will the job call? Will my child live? Will my marriage heal?
We all wait in many ways, but waiting on God to answer prayer can seem stagnant. In these times we need to remember the truths of God from Isaiah the Prophet (Isaiah 64:1-4).
- He reigns above the earth in the heavens (v. 1)
- He is powerful enough that the earth quakes at His presence (v. 2)
- He has done great things for the nation of Israel—and us too! (v.3)
- There is no other god like the one true God. (v. 4)
- He acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him. (v. 4)
Isaiah called out to God and God acted—but sometimes prayers aren’t answered immediately.
When the way seems hazy, God is acting on our behalf behind the haze.
So, take heart, sweet friend. You are not stagnant, just in the haze, but it will clear. In the meantime, what can we do? Trust. Trust that God hears, He is good, and He is on the move.
PRAYER: Lord, it is hard to wait on You. I just want to fix, or see, or do. Help me to call out to You from the depths of my soul and invite you to work. Then help me to trust in You as I wait for You to remove the haze. Your way, Your timing, I’m in. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.
Question: Is there a time you waited on the Lord and saw Him move on your behalf? Please share below.