Food for the Soul ~ Psalm 27:14
God's Word tells us that waiting shouldn't be a passive thing. When I am waiting for something to happen, I tend to just sit back and "worry" or fret over the outcome, becoming almost paralyzed by the uncertainty. The Bible reminds me that I am to wait by being strong and taking heart. How are we the strongest in stressful situations? Is it not when we know that God has overcome all things and is in perfect control of all our situations? Is it not when we humbly acknowledge that we are weak and it is only God's supernatural strength that pulls us through?
During these times of waiting...these trials, our faith is being tested. I love what James 1:2-4 says, "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything." Our waiting has a purpose. It is to draw us closer to the One who created us and to make us more like Jesus.
I believe that all the waiting we do each and every day is a new opportunity to actively pursue the God who loves us so much and draw on His power and strength. It may not move us through the lines any quicker, but we can be an example of the joy that comes from a heart filled with the love of God.
Friend, whatever you are going through right now... whatever answers you are waiting for...I encourage you to wait with courage and take heart. Use the time while you are waiting to get to know this God who loves you so much that He sent His Son to die for you. He longs to be your Strong Tower and Refuge.