Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.
Psalms 27:14 NIV
I hate waiting. Especially if I’m waiting for something God promised me and that I’m looking forward to. Waiting really sucks.
But it’s also something that God has told us to do. I know waiting isn’t easy, and I find it interesting that God says to “be strong and take heart and wait.” Waiting for something you really want can sap your strength. You can start to doubt if it’s ever going to happen or start thinking that you made a mistake or you’re not good enough. I know that’s what happened in my life.
Satan can use your waiting to beat you down. But that is when you have to take heart and be strong.
I’ve learned that I’m going to wait one way or another: either I’ll be impatient and cause a fuss and/or get depressed . . . or I’ll wait properly and patiently and let God do His thing.
Waiting properly makes life so much easier. Just let God do His thing, and you do yours. He is more than powerful enough to make it happen in His own timing.