Waiting. It can be maddening at times, it’s certainly counter-intuitive, it make us tap our foot, drum our fingers, and find something to do to fill the time (cue the “phone-scroll”). We want to DO something, and waiting seems to be to total opposite of DOING something. Actually waiting IS doing something. It’s doing the very something that the Bible tells us to do. Waiting is mentioned no less than 110 times in the Bible. It is reassuring to know that since the beginning of time people have had a hard time waiting! Making the conscious decision to wait on the Lord is exactly what the Bible tells us to do.
From Jesus Calling: “Wait patiently with me while I bless you. Don’t rush My Presence with time-consciousness gnawing at your mind. I dwell in timelessness: I am, I was, I always will be. For you time is a protection; you’re a frail creature who can handle only 24 hour segments of life. Time can also be a tyrant, ticking away relentlessly in your mind. Learn to master it or it will become your master.”
Stop interfering with God’s plans or with His will. Touching anything of His mars the work. Moving the hands of a clock to suit you does not change the time. You may be able to rush the unfolding of some aspects of God’s will, but you harm His work in the long run. You can force a rosebud open, but you spoil the flower. Leave everything to him without exception. -Stephen Merritt
“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” (Mark 14:36)