September 07, 2019
Waiting on God
Almighty God formed you. He knows your talents and weaknesses, as well as every detail of your situation and potential results of any decision you might make.
Your Creator knows what is best for your life. His plan for you, which is motivated by wisdom and love, is executed with perfect timing. This last part can be hard for us to accept, especially when it involves waiting. But patience is often part of the plan.
Our human nature wants instant gratification, but in some seasons of life, God teaches us to trust Him and yield those longings. We demonstrate surrender and humility before Him when we submit to His timetable.
Of course, there is another option. God gave us the free will to choose His plan or step away from it. When life does not follow our desired path, we can try to make things happen in our own power. Though this option is tempting at uncomfortable times, it often leads to disappointment and difficulty, and we end up missing God’s best.
Scripture contains rich promises that we can claim throughout life—and God always keeps His Word. As His followers, we are to believe with faith, anticipate with hope, and wait quietly with patience (Rom. 12:12). In the meantime, we listen and obey.
Embrace whatever season God has you in right now. If it’s a time of waiting, choose patience, trusting that His plan for you is beautiful. Walking in His will requires us to remain sensitive to His voice. When we readily listen to our loving Father, He protects us from making mistakes.
Bible in One Year: Ezekiel 34-36