Text: Psalm 46: 10. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
The waiting time is the most difficult time in the life of a man.
But our God is principled and He works according to His own timeline, not our own timeline.
When God tells us to wait, it’s simply because He sees our end before our beginning.
So many times, we run out of patience as we wait on the Lord for His mighty intervention.
We start making negative confessions about our life and the current situation in our waiting time.
When the Israelites approached the red sea, they murmured against Moses and wished they had died in Egypt, that’s how we often behave and talk in our waiting time.
But all God needed was their trust, “to be still amidst that challenge, brace yourself amidst that difficulty, and you will see His mighty hand of salvation. (Exodus 14:10-15).
Sometimes in our waiting time also, it seems as if God is silent. But the truth is that even in His silence, are multitudes of words that are beyond human interpretation.
The silence of God in your waiting time could mean that He is fighting for you and you just have to be still.
God might also want to build your faith in that time.
His silence could also point His good works for you and demand praise and songs of thanksgiving to Him.
Has God spoken concerning a situation in your life?
Has the Lord promised to do something great for you?
Indeed He will do them all, for His ways are not the ways of man neither His thoughts, His words will never return void to Him and again remember that God is not a man that lies nor repent. (Numbers 24:29, Isaiah 55:8-11).
David in psalms told us the beautiful benefit of waiting on the Lord;
1. As he waited patiently seeking God’s redemption, God heard his cry. Meaning our waiting is never in vain. Psalm 40:1.
2. As he waited after the Lord had turned His glorious face at him, the deliverance came, God brought him out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay and set his feet upon a rock and established his goings. Again this tells us how God met the exact need why David waited on Him. Psalms 40:2.
3. And God changed his previous song of sorrow and pain to glorious songs of praise and thanksgiving. Psalm 40:3.
It is better to wait longer than to walk wrongly.
The waiting time is a refreshing time.
Don’t try to figure things out your own way, wait patiently for the Lord that never change.
As we wait on Him, He has promised to renew our strength, He has promised that our waiting years will not be in vain, “He said we shall mount up wings as eagles, run and never get weary, walk and never faint”. Now we understand that our waiting time is never in vain, like eagles you will fly above your peers. When others run and are weary, you will never be wearied nor faint. Isaiah 40:31.
Remain steadfast in your faith as you wait.
Increase your commitment to His work as you wait.
Remain in constant prayer communication with Him as you wait.
Develop a constant hunger and habit of studying and dwelling in His word as you wait.
Psalm 27: 14. Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: WAIT, I say, on the LORD.