February 1, 2015

The Waiting Game

by Ashley Jensen in Blog, Christianity, LIFE

Waiting is sometimes the hardest thing to do.

I’ll be the first to admit I hate waiting. I wait impatiently on my Kuerig, I wait impatiently on the microwave, I wait impatiently on life. When you ask God for patience He gives you a stoplight. God always uses situations to grow us. That is what is meant by Romans 8:28.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. -Romans 8:28 NKJV

It’s not just for what we think is good for us but ultimately what God thinks is good for us, after all it is His purpose we are called to. Lately I’ve been in situations where I have been completely helpless in the area of waiting. Sometimes waiting causes pain and you can’t do anything about it. Accept and trust that God has your best interest at heart. I find great encouragement from verses like Galatians 6:9.

 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. -Galatians 6:9 NKJV

Weariness is a spiritual condition that is caused when we stop trusting in God while we are waiting. We seem to get this confused with tired. Some people think they are tired all the time, which may be solved by getting a couple good night’s sleep. What happens when you wake up and still feel “tired?” This is weariness. It’s a soul condition. This is when we let go of what we can’t control. Trying to control a situation that we can’t control is exhausting.

God uses answers to our situations like a stoplight. Red, yellow, and green. Yes, no, and not yet. We usually have some shoring up to do in our private life before we move from not yet to yes. You can get to yes but it will take some patience and endurance. Don’t quit on God or your dream because He hasn’t given up on you.

One Comment

  1. rosemary muthama
    March 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    Oh waiting is the most hardest thing but when we remember that His grace is sufficient, peace rules. Thanks for the post it’s timely. God bless!

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