Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually. (Hosea 12:6)
Time creeps by when you’re waiting; especially if you’re waiting for important news. While we wait we are so susceptible to doubt, and to Satan’s whispers. We are prone to worry, to “what if” and to analyze every little piece of news. So what are we to do while we wait? The Bible is packed with instructions about what to do while we are waiting- I’ll share a few of them this week.
Waiting can be isolating. We sort of wall ourselves off from the world while we wait for the news- maybe the fear overwhelms us, or maybe we’re afraid we won’t have our best foot forward during this period, or maybe we are just feeling vulnerable or uncertain. We should absolutely not give in to feeling like we are the only people who have gone through a period of waiting, or give in to isolation. The fact that there are SO many verses in the Bible about waiting tells us how common it is!
Hosea 12:6 tells us that when we are waiting we should return to God, be kind and just (don’t take matters into your own hands, and don’t let the situation zap you of your kindness) and wait for God. That’s it. We may be tempted to try to help the situation along, or to take control over it, but that isn’t God’s instruction. When you’re tempted to do that, as we all are, return to God, be kind, and wait on God.
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