Do you ever feel like that? You’re waiting, and waiting, and waiting. Because God said Wait! And you feel like the answer, or what you’re praying for may never come. I understand. I have been struggling with a few things and I have been praying about them. Well a few days ago about one main thing I was concerned about. God very clearly told me to. That’s right. WAIT! Oh man has that been hard. But I gave it all to God and I said ok. “Ok God! I know your timing is perfect. Give me the strength I need to wait, and I will.” As soon as I said that it seemed a lot of temptations started to appear. I was surrounded. But I Know, that I know! God’s plan is best plan.
Sometimes we have to wait hours, days, weeks, months, and even years for an answer to a prayer. And it gets very hard, and it can cause anger, stress, and emotional problems. But sometimes it takes time to line up every thing. For Example: We will move out of state one day. Which is my Mothers heart felt prayer. God said Yes. But we are still here four years latter. And she asks why! “Why God, are we still here.” God only knows. Maybe the home she will have is not ready for her. Or the job she will work is not open. Maybe there are other things too that need to fall in to place.
But not all prayers require such a long waiting period. But some do take a wait. And I have leaned for my own “Wait” prayers that they are worth waiting for. Some examples: I had my teddy bear taken from me when I was in the hospital at age twelve. I was mad but I prayed about it I forgave and Trusted God about it. Several years latter I went in to the hospital again. It was over Christmas, and guess what I got. Not just one teddy bear but twenty Teddy bears. They were gifts and donations. What a blessing. I kept some and donated the rest. But God keeps his word. I prayed for a Vehicle and with in a matter of three weeks God blessed me with finding the perfect Vehicle for me and I was able to afford it. I could list many more prayers. But they don’t matter. The point is God keeps his word and answers our needs out hears desire. As long as they will bless and help us bless others and it is in his plan. We want to be in his plan, because then our life is sure to be blessed and a blessing to others.
When you don’t wait on the Lord some times you can mess up the plan God has for you and it takes longer for the answer to come through. I am standing in faith that God has a Man for me. But when I was younger I decided to help God in my search. And I dated a young man for about nine years. I had every intention to marry him. God said No all along but I refused to listen because where else would I find a man who loved me for me. What I didn’t realize he did love me but more so because he didn’t want to be alone. He had no real intention of ever marrying me. And finally I realized I was living what I wanted, and I was holding both of us back from what God has for us. Sure it wasn’t a complete waste; God brought some good from it. But what did I miss out on, while making my own path? I know I fell away from God a bit in my studies. (He was not a Godly man.) I believed I was not worth anyone but his love, I let my self go. “I am good enough with just getting by.” That was my way of thinking. Which I know now is wrong. You need to be all you can and then some. I want to be so much I want to bless you and the ones I know. I want to be a woman of God, some one he, my heavenly (and earthly) father can be proud of. I want to spread God’s love to every one and I want NO ONE to go to hell. But that is your choice to want. I can only give you what I know and pray for you.
So… Please, WAIT on the Lord and keep your faith in Him. He has not forgotten you, he knows your heart. He is your father too! Thank God for the objective you’re praying about and stand firm. Don’t waver.
God Bless you!!
~Deeply Rooted In Him Staff
Bible References: (Basically all of the book of Psalms)
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
·Psalm 25:21 (Whole Chapter)
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.
·Psalm 27:14 (Whole Chapter)
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
·Psalm 33:20 (Whole Chapter)
Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
· Psalm 37:7 (Whole Chapter)
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
· Psalm 37:9 (Whole Chapter)
For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth.
· Psalm 37:34 (Whole Chapter)
Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it.
· Psalm 39:7 (Whole Chapter)
And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
· Psalm 40:1 (Whole Chapter)
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
· Psalm 52:9 (Whole Chapter)
I will praise thee for ever, because thou hast done it: and I will wait on thy name; for it is good before thy saints.
· Psalm 59:9 (Whole Chapter)
Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defence.
· Psalm 62:1 (Whole Chapter)
Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.
· Psalm 62:5 (Whole Chapter)
My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.
· Psalm 65:1 (Whole Chapter)
Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed.
· Psalm 69:3 (Whole Chapter)
I am weary of my crying: my throat is dried: mine eyes fail while I wait for my God.
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–verb (used without object)
1. to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens (often fol. by for, till, or until): to wait for the bus to arrive. 2. (of things) to be available or in readiness: A letter is waiting for you. 3. to remain neglected for a time: a matter that can wait. 4. to postpone or delay something or to be postponed or delayed: We waited a week and then bought the house. Your vacation will have to wait until next month. 5. to look forward to eagerly: I’m just waiting for the day somebody knocks him down.
–verb (used with object)
6. to continue as one is in expectation of; await: to wait one’s turn at a telephone booth. 7. to postpone or delay in expectation: Don’t wait supper for me. 8. Archaic. (of things) to be in readiness for; be reserved for; await: Glory waits thee. 9. Archaic. to attend upon or escort, esp. as a sign of respect.
10. an act or instance of waiting or awaiting; delay; halt: a wait at the border. 11. a period or interval of waiting: There will be a long wait between trains. 12. Theater. a. the time between two acts, scenes, or the like. b. stage wait. 13. British. a. waits, (formerly) a band of musicians employed by a city or town to play music in parades, for official functions, etc. b. a street musician, esp. a singer. c. one of a band of carolers. d. a piece sung by carolers, esp. a Christmas carol. 14. Obsolete. a watchman.
15. wait on, a. to perform the duties of an attendant or servant for. b. to supply the wants of a person, as serving a meal or serving a customer in a store. c. to call upon or visit (a person, esp. a superior): to wait on Her Majesty at the palace. d. Falconry. (of a hawk) to soar over ground until prey appears. e. Chiefly Midland and Southern U.S. to wait for (a person); await. f. Also, wait upon. to await (an event). 16. wait up, a. to postpone going to bed to await someone’s arrival. b. Informal. to halt and wait for another to join one, as in running or walking: Wait up, I can’t walk so fast.
17. lie in wait, to wait in ambush: The army lay in wait in the forest. 18. wait table. table (def. 26).
1150–1200; (v.) early ME waiten < AF waitier; OF guaitier < Gmc; c. OHG wahtēn to watch, deriv. of wahta a watch (see wake 1 ); (n.) late ME < AF deriv. of waitier