When the Lord asks you to wait….

By Heather Pasley

Have you ever felt the Lord ask you to wait? The silence is deafening….you are asking questions but not getting any answers.  Is it OK to just wait?

Scripture is very clear that we are to wait on the Lord. Isaiah 40:31 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. And Micah 7:7 But as for me, I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

Waiting is not a bad thing as our world would like for us to believe. Technology has made us believe that information should be instantaneous and without effort; however, not all information garnered in such a fashion is beneficial. The learning process can be lost in the nanosecond it takes for information to be streamed to our hands, and it never sticks in our brains. Research shows us that utilizing all aspects of our body to learn imparts true recollection to our neurons; therefore, we need to incorporate movement, sound, vision, smell, taste, time, touch etc. into our learning. Did you see that one particular aspect??? TIME. We do not like to allocate TIME to learning much less to learning what the Lord wants us to learn, do we? But He wants us to use TIME to learn….thus HE tells us to wait upon Him. He knows we need TIME so we don’t get in our own way. We need TIME to gain strength both physically and mentally. We need TIME to be strong to fight the natural and supernatural. We need TIME to know how to hear His voice. This is why we WAIT.

If you are in a period of waiting, do not grow weary. Do not get in your own way. Consider it a time of learning. It may be one of the hardest ‘times’ of your life but the growth and the reward will be far greater. Remember that your waiting also implies you have hope. There is an anticipation…an expectation! Psalm 39:7 And now, Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in Thee.

I pray that you will find a renewed strength in your season of waiting and see it as a chance to learn instead of focusing on the waiting or on the silence.

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