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Trusting and Waiting

Trusting and Waiting

Oh, how challenging it can sometimes be for us to trust and wait. Expectation sits within us as we wait. What we wait for varies. Some folks are waiting for healing, enduring the episodes and bouts. Some folks are waiting for financial relief, which can certainly strain mentalities. People wait on suitable mates hoping for matrimonial bliss and steadfast contentment. Job expectations are another facet of waiting, as are college acceptances. Scores of youth claim, “I can’t wait to move out on my own.” If they only knew . . . .

Often, it’s a matter of how we wait — our frame of mind and spirit. Attitudes make meaningful differences in regard to waiting modes. Dispositions run the gamut in our pause seasons. Groups of folks do well and trust God while needs and desires are pending. Calmness is their choice. Other folks are antsy while waiting and don’t reasonably handle periods of waiting.

Nope, being on hold often isn’t delightful in comfort terms. But, wait we must. It’s best to do so trusting in the Lord. And as it states in Ephesians 6:13 – KJV, “. . . having done all, to stand.”

Yes, regardless of what waiting entails, we should do it with love, trust and thanksgiving that God always knows best relative to when our waits should come to an end. God is aware of the finest details before, during and after our wait “chapters.” We don’t have that level of awareness so it’s in our best interest to trust and wait with attitudes that please our Lord.

Psalm 27: 14 – KJV
Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

Psalm 40:1 – KJV
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto and heard my cry.

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