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Waiting On God- Part 3: God is working on our present circumstances

Since ancient times, no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for Him.” Isaiah 66:4 NIV

Why are we required to wait for God’s timing?

My fiancé and I were engaged for a few years before we decided to get married. But, so often, my family and friends would ask me what we were waiting to get married. Just do it already. They often said you’d been a widow for years, and you’re not getting any younger.

Somehow, I knew in my heart that God wanted us to wait. Why? Only God knew. However, there were times that I went to the Lord and tried to give Him a timeframe. “Lord, if you don’t open the doors by the end of the year, I’m not getting married. I’m too old for this.” That, my friends, was a big mistake. God doesn’t respond to demands. So I had to learn the hard way to trust God with my relationship and wait on Him.

During the process of waiting, my relationship with the Lord grew deeper. I began to rely on Him for everything. God was not only preparing me for this journey. He was also working in my fiancé’s life, my family, and his family. Sometimes, we forget that God not only loves us and wants to give us what we need; He also loves those that are involved in our lives.

This marriage was not only about me. My wedding was going to affect all of us. So, I needed to learn to be less selfish and respect and value everyone around me. I needed to trust God, knowing that he was working on the circumstances even though I couldn’t see it.

We may want something that’s the will of God, but are we ready for God’s perspective? Are the circumstances ready? Do we have the right motives?

Often what we desire in life; in our relationships involves other people, so acting on our behalf doesn’t mean God will do something that may hurt or affect other people.

He acts on our behalf if it fits into his perfect plan in our lives. So we have to wait.

Charles Stanley once said, “Our willingness to wait reveals our value on what we are waiting for.”

Friends, I don’t know what circumstances you’re currently experiencing; maybe you’re waiting for a new job; or a big promotion; perhaps you’re waiting for your book to be published; for healing; to buy a new car or house; whatever circumstances you’re currently facing be encouraged, God is still on the throne, and He’s exactly where He’s supposed to be.

God loves you and knows what you need. So, trust Him and wait for His perfect timing. He is working behind the scenes, and in His time, He will exceed your expectations.

Father, thank you for your love, mercy, and patience. Thank you for reminding me how important it is for me to wait on you. Lord, help me to continue to keep my eyes on you and not be anxious, but to wait on You. For I know you have great plans for my family and me. And in Your timing, you will fulfill all your promises.

I have often asked the Lord if writing is His calling in my life; after all, I'm a teacher, not a writer. Through the Book of Luke, in the New Testament, the Lord taught me that Luke had no idea that his study would ever impact our life. He wrote for the One, his friend, Theophilus. Yet, God used Luke, a doctor, to share the truth about Who Jesus was and why He came. So, why do I write? I write to share the truth of who Jesus is and what He has done in my life.

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