Have you ever been praying about a situation in your life and found yourself waiting for a breakthrough?
Are you wondering why the answer hasn't come yet?
Do you feel as though victory is passing you by?
Sometimes we might pray long and hard about a situation in our life without receiving any answers, we just learn to live with it. We go on about our business, wondering if or when God will send the answer.
But God does hear those prayers...ALL of them! He is working out the answers in His timing even though we may not know all the details. Our situation might change suddenly, maybe quickly without and warning.
Before God moves suddenly, we will wait. Maybe for a little bit, maybe for an entire season.
Waiting for answers for is a fact of life—nobody gets out of it.
So the question is...HOW will we wait?
Will we make ourselves fall into misery and ask God "Why?"
Will we step out in faith trusting God and wait for Him pressing forward with a smile on our face?
Passive or Expectant?
We either wait passively, or we wait expectantly. A passive person hopes something good will happen and is willing to sit around waiting to see if it does. After a short time, he gives up, saying, "That’s it! I'm done! I've waited and waited and nothing is happening."
The expectant person, on the other hand, is hopeful, believing the answer is just around the corner, due to arrive any minute. His belief is not a passive thing. His heart is full of hope, trust and expecting his problem to be solved at any moment. He wakes up every morning expecting to find his answer. He may wait and wait, but suddenly what he’s been waiting for happens and God comes through (as ALWAYS)
Expect It to Happen....Because It Will
It’s just like when a woman is pregnant; it's said that she is expecting a baby. She carries inside her the promise of a baby, and even though she can’t see it, she knows it's there. She can feel it. The moment she learns of her pregnancy, she begins to plan for her baby's arrival. She starts collecting items she will need and busily gets the nursery ready. She actively prepares for the arrival of the baby because she knows the promise will be fulfilled—it's just a matter of time. She is expectant and she'll wait as long as it takes.
Waiting means "to expect" or "to look for." But remember, it also means "to serve"
Our act of waiting isn’t supposed to be spent sitting around passively hoping that something will happen sometime soon. We must get up....get out...help others....and WAIT.
Waiting also gives us the opportunity to grow, learn and wait on God's perfect timing.
When we ask God to answer a question or solve a problem, we need to be eagerly awaiting His answer. We need to be serving actively, aggressively and expectantly. When our hearts are eager to hear from God, He loves to rush in suddenly with His solution.
In many cases this waiting period actually serves as a time of preparation for the answer. If God answered right away, many of us would be ill-prepared to handle His solution.
How great is our God that He is watching over us and preparing us for the perfect time!
Sometimes...maybe a lot of times.... we will find ourselves in such horrible messes that it's hard to imagine waiting one more second. But we need to keep waiting on God and trusting Him with a sweet and simple faith.
When we wait patiently and expectantly on God in the midst of our horrible circumstances, suddenly God breaks through and all of the weight is lifted off of our shoulders!
So don't you ever give up! Don’t you ever stop believing and trusting!
Stay full of hope, trust and expectation.
God's power is limitless, and He'll break through for YOU. ALWAYS.
While writing this post, this song by John Waller came to mind and it was perfect for this post!!
I love this song!
Who has seen the movie Fireproof???
For those of you who haven't seen Fireproof, you must watch it! Great movie!
I think the two most important words in this song are:
If we can do these two things while we are waiting on God, it makes it that much easier to get through whatever the trial or circumstance may be.