Waiting. Why is it so hard? We don’t like to wait, whether it’s in line at the bank, for our tax refund or even for food to warm up in the microwave. Heck, most of the time we don’t want to wait 10 seconds for our children to do what we told them.
Why? I think we want that control. We want to decide how things will go. And we will not be kept waiting. We have a plan and waiting doesn’t fit into it.
I guess that’s why it’s extraordinarily hard to wait on God. That’s the ultimate test of faith. If we can’t wait two minutes for our food to warm up, how in the world are we going to wait on God to provide us a job in His timing? We’d rather worry. At least then it feels like we’re doing something. Or we work at solving the problem. But there are times, and probably more often than we realize, that we just need to wait. Wait until we hear from Him how to proceed. Just wait. In faith.
It doesn’t necessarily mean we don’t do anything. But it means we slow down, listen and quite possibly wait for an answer before going ahead. Wow. That’s scary.