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When You’re Tired of Waiting

tired of waiting

tired of waiting

But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. (Romans 8:25)

The waiting period is the most trying, most painful and will always be the longest period of your life no matter how short it may be.

In waiting for the Lord to answer your prayer, you will encounter His most deafening silence.

The waiting period will reveal our true character.  It will teach us patience, it will test our endurance, and will sometimes shake our faith.

But it’s all in the name of Love. God knows best. He knows that even if you’re in the right place at the right time, You will still miss your blessing if you’re not in the right frame of mind.

The longer the waiting, the more we will appreciate and value whatever it is we have been waiting for .

I have been waiting for God to answer my prayers.  Some He has answered exactly the way I had hoped for, others He is still revealing. 

Although I admit that sometimes I want to rush things and I get impatient with Him, I know that He has my best intentions in mind.

I do not have a wise answer as to why He makes us wait… but I will not put a deadline on my prayers because He is infinite for a reason. I may not understand His purpose but I completely trust His will.

So as difficult as it may be, in my waiting I choose to believe in Him.  

In my waiting, I choose to keep on serving Him.  Sometimes in my service, I see His answer and I feel His love.  

In my waiting, I choose to be happy because whether I am miserable or joyful, it doesn’t rush the process.  So why not wait patiently and joyfully instead?

The waiting period has made me wiser, although not as wise as I could possibly be, but at least now I realize things that I did not realize before. 

I now have discernment when something is not good for me, even though it looks good to me, sounds good to me,  or feels good to me.  

Whether I get exactly what I pray for, or just gain wisdom from the waiting period, I am not waiting in vain.

A lesson learned is still a blessing. Wisdom gained in the process is priceless. 

That is another great thing about waiting.  It has revealed to me the faithfulness of God that I would not have known had all my prayers been answered right away. That is the highest reward that waiting could give.

Waiting may be painful at times, but It’s so necessary as Christians .  The fastest way is not always the best way!