Waiting


Waiting is hard. 
Especially if you don't know when the thing you are waiting for will happen. 
We're all waiting for the end of COVID-19 right now, and it can be hard to stay focused on Christ when things are crazy and people are losing their jobs. You worry about when this will end and you can go out of your house without having to wear a mask again. No one saw this coming, Except for God. He knew this would happen even before any of us were borne. Before He laid the foundation of the Earth, He saw everything that would happen to us and He knows the outcome too. He knows when this will be over so we don't have to worry. 
Yet, we still do. Even though He has given us everything we need, we still worry.
But God doesn't want us to, so how can we stop? What can we do to keep ourselves from sinking into a hole of despair and hopelessness? 
As I thought about this, I was reminded of what a pastor said last Sunday when my family did church online. I don't remember his name but his message was on waiting. 
I think that maybe, one of the reasons we worry is because we aren't doing anything while we wait. We are just sitting around doing nothing while we wait for something to happen. 
The pastor was preaching on Isaiah 40:31 which says "But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint."
This verse is saying that those who wait upon the Lord will walk and not faint. That's not just sitting around and worrying while you wait. This is a picture of actively pursuing God while you wait. A picture of following Him. A picture of... well... waiting on Him. You know when you are at a restaurant and the waiter comes and gives you your food, they are waiting on you like we should be waiting on God. 
We need to be waiting on Him while we wait for Him. Serving Him, learning about Him, deepening our relationship with Him.
I think that if we do this, then we will come out of the waiting, a stronger Christian and we will be able to better withstand the attacks of the Enemy. 

Anyway, those are my thoughts about this. Hope it was presented in a way that was easy to understand. I tend to go off on rabbit trails sometimes. ;) 

Have a great week and stay safe!!!

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  1. P.S. If you want to watch the Church service I mentioned, here's the link
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FElhPMB_JA0

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  2. Thanks for the message I think it will have a great impact on my life like you said God now things that we don't know coming psalm 139:4 say for there is not a word in my tongue but lo o Lord thou knowest it altogether

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    1. Aww! Thank you Calvin! I'm glad you liked it.

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