Waiting on God by Pete Wilson
There is an undeniable relationship between CRISIS and HOPE.
It is rare for us to seek God when everything is going well in our lives.
We love the idea of following Jesus until it disrupts our plans or our dreams.
We have become quick-aholics. We don’t like to wait. We don’t like when we’re in a hurry and God is not.
We don’t like to wait because it makes us feel powerless. Waiting taps into one of our greatest issues – control.
It’s in the waiting that Jesus lived out his truest and deepest purpose. Could the same be true for you? Could God be doing his greatest work in your life during the waiting?
God will allow suffering, pain and crisis in order to detach HOPE from other things and attach it to himself.
You’ve got to get over the idea that God is doing something TO you. He may be doing something in you, but not to you.
John 11:17-22 Martha is saying “God, if you had been here, this wouldn’t have happened. You could have done something.”
Martha is not doubting God’s power. She is doubting God’s timing.
The question isn’t whether you can trust God. The question is, “can you wait?”
Hope does not come only from believing God’s power, but also from accepting and trusting his timing.
Transformation takes place in your life when you’re waiting.
In the waiting, you are doing the most important thing you can do. You are allowing your hope to grow up.
Are you in the waiting? How can I pray for you?