Yesterday afternoon my dad called me with excitement in his voice. The manager, also a believer, had just given him permission to go “door to door.” He asked me to take him some more tracks.
My dad so desires to go home to be with the Lord, but while he waits, he is evangelizing in ways he never could had he not become a resident.
What do you do while you are waiting for the Lord to do something you have asked Him? This morning I woke up with Psalm 25:4-5 that says, “Show me You ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.”
Waiting is a trial that purifies our faith. It draws out the dross of impatience, anxiety, fear, unbelief, wavering, etc. As each particle of dross is exposed and removed, our faith is strengthened. As Abraham waited he glorified the Lord. Romans 4:20 says, “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.”
Remember how Joseph had his servant hide his brother’s money in their feed sacks? (Genesis 42:25, 43:23) There are treasures in our sack of waiting. Here is a great one. Isaiah 64:4 says that He acts for those who wait for Him.
He uses each waiting situation to center us on Him, until He becomes our focal point. The morning of my mom’s memorial I asked Him to give me a special verse to sustain me. He gave me Psalm 73:26 that says, “My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my Portion forever.”