Waiting In Between
But you must not forget this one thing, dear friends: A day is like a thousand years to the Lord, and a thousand years is like a day. The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent.
2 Peter 3:8-9 NLT
What causes much of our stress and anxiety? I believe it is when we find ourselves between the promise and the delivery of the promise. That period of waiting for God to come through.
Many are waiting for that spouse they have prayed for, and yet the prospects seem slim. Others wait for a child. Others are still waiting for that perfect job, or healing, or deliverance.
In Isaiah, chapter nine, the prophet gave a prophetic word of a coming Messiah. It took 750 years for that prophecy to be fulfilled. Talk about a lot of waiting.
Why does God seem at times to wait forever to fulfill His promises in our lives? I suspect it is because He is working something in us so that we can be prepared for the promise. He is interested in our growth and development.
Do we only want the promise of God, or do we want the development and growth?
Holy Spirit, help me to see what You are wanting to do during my time of waiting. Help me to become the person You need me to be to fulfill Your work in and through me.
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