|Hope Devotional - Stuck: The Waiting Room||Return to previous page|
|Author: Tim Walker|
Tick . . . tock . . . tick . . . tock . . . Waiting. It’s not a welcome part of life no matter what form it comes in. People get weird when they have to wait. They start to fidget, zone out, or all-out panic. If you’re forced to stay put for longer than fifteen minutes, you feel like life is wasting away—there are so many important things you could be doing. Instead, you’re stuck waiting.
[LINK] Unfortunately, there’s no avoiding it. If God’s going to do something in your life, He’s likely going to make you wait for it. Just take a glance over the people in the Bible you think God used in a big way. God made plenty of promises to David—He promised to make David king and give him a family that would have a kingdom forever. Yet David went through many times where it seemed like God had left him and abandoned His promises. The Psalms contain David’s expressions of how he felt during periods of silence or delay from God. At times he writes in desperation: Why, O Lord, do you stand far off? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? (Psalm 10:1). Yet at other times, David waited with confidence trusting in God’s timing: Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him . . . Wait for the Lord and keep his way (Psalm 37:7, 34).
[THINK] Obviously, God’s timing is not based on our schedules—He even says a thousand years are like a day to Him (Psalm 90:4). So why does He make us wait? Doesn’t He hear that clock ticking?
[LIVE] Are you beginning to get the picture? As you wait, you’re slowly but powerfully transformed into someone who knows one thing with certainty—how much you need God.
[NXT LVL] For more biblical thoughts on waiting, check out Psalms 37; 40; and 130.
Reprinted with permission from YouthWalk magazine, © 2005 Walk Thru the Bible, Inc. To learn more about YouthWalk, visit www.youthwalk.org.
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