Have you ever been in a waiting room and it seemed like time was standing still? Sometimes it feels that way when we are waiting to hear from God. You wonder if he is ever going to answer you. Deep down, you know he is listening, but seriously…when will he answer?
One of my go to scriptures is Proverbs 3:5,6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your path.” I am so grateful that I can trust God to lead, guide, and direct me.
God doesn’t always answer the way we want Him to. But the good news is, he always answers according to what is best for us. Sometimes he says “yes” to our prayers. Sometimes he says “no.” Sometimes he says, “I will if you will…” And sometimes he says “wait.”
Several years ago, we were preparing to move to Springfield, Missouri for my husband to attend graduate school. A precious friend took me out to lunch and said she had a word from the Lord for me. Mary Ann told me that God had a great job for me in Springfield. I was to apply for jobs and then enjoy time with my family. She said it would probably be around three weeks before I would hear about a job. I knew Mary Ann well and I knew she wasn’t one to say I’ve got a word from the Lord if it wasn’t true.
I had a promise from God, but I had to wait. Mary Ann was right. Right around three weeks after we moved I was offered a good paying job. I wish everything was that easy, but it’s not. Sometimes we pray and we don’t get an answer for years.
Waiting isn’t fun. We live in a fast-paced world and we want everything right now. One thing I’ve learned: God’s timing is not my timing. That’s when we have to remember Proverbs 3:5,6. Don’t just remember it. Believe it! Act on it!
In the video below, we chat for a few minutes about waiting on God. Watch and learn how waiting can actually be an action.
What is your “Waiting Room” story where God came through?