Inconvenient Waiting

Bible Verse:
"I am God, and there is no other...My plan will take place, and I will do all My will..Yes I have spoken; so I will also bring it about. I have planned it; I will also do it." Taken from Isaiah 46:9-11

Text:
Today I am waiting for the plumber to come. What an inconvenience! With a houseful of guests this could not have happened at a worse time. Calling the emergency “plumber” line last night I wanted help immediately. Yes, I was willing to pay the extra after-hours costs because I wanted it fixed “now”. The plumber encouraged me to wait until morning.
Waiting is hard work as I’m conscious of the limitations imposed while I’m waiting. This morning my thoughts turned to God as I began to see spiritual truths in this very mundane, every day event. How often we want Him to intervene immediately, to have Him fix it “now”. God knows that there are things that we need to learn so He delays His intervention.
As we begin to wait on Him we find that we begin to adjust our lives to that wait. Waiting is definitely not passive nor is it inactive. Necessary alterations are made during this time. This is a problem we cannot fix ourselves and so we see how dependent we really are. We don’t pick the times when we want God to work in our lives. He comes according to His will not at our convenience.

Waiting on Him is when our soul begins to be quiet in order to hear what He is saying. There is a sense of surrendering to His process and His timing. There is a cost. The “Plumber” will come at the appointed time and water will flow again as we orientate our lives back to Him.

Ending Prayer:
Father, today I surrender my life to You. May I learn how to rest in Your promises. May Your will be done in and through my life. Amen.

By Maria (Canada)