Waiting on God is hard! I don’t care what anyone says or how many sermons are preached in its favor, waiting is hard. Truth be told, I don’t like it. I do not like waiting and sometimes wonder if “waiting” is my thorn. My waiting period oftentimes seems longer than what it should be even though I realize that God is the One who determines how long it will be. “How long, O Lord?" David cried out in Psalm 13:1 while waiting for an answer to prayer.  "Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?” 

It is hard to wait on God. But Habakkuk reminds us that waiting upon God is not an empty hope—not a hope against hope or a vague yearning for a resolution that may or may not actually come—because we know that God will act. The spiritual discipline of waiting on God is that of anticipating his work, just as Habakkuk did. Habakkuk knew what God had said concerning his people. Consequently, he was able to wait on God with an authentic, expectant hope.[1]

The “how long?” must be asked in faith believing God will answer because “...this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14-15/NKJV)

“But those who wait on 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.”
(Isaiah 40:31/NKJV)

So Brothers and Sisters in Christ, we must wait no matter the delay.  For He is the God of our salvation; on Him we wait all the day (Psalm 25:5b). We must wait in faith knowing He is coming; knowing He will answer; knowing He is faithful.  Since our lives are in His hands and because JESUS is the Master of our souls, we must wait when the season calls for us to do so. We must wait in faith - with an expectant hope - realizing our Father God will answer; realizing He will come. He will come when He gets here; and when He gets here – whenever He gets here and whenever He comes – He will be on time!

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.
(Isaiah 55:8-9)

Peace & Blessings!

Yetta N.A.

Keep walking towards the Cross. DON'T GIVE UP!
Until the next time, remember Jesus loves you

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[1] Heath A. Thomas, Faith amid the Ruins: The Book of Habakkuk, ed. Craig G. Bartholomew, Transformative Word (Bellingham, WA: Lexham Press, 2016), 66–67.