Weights That Impede Waiting

Isaiah 64:4 says that God acts for those who wait for Him. We can fully trust Him to work through every detour or delay in our lives. His timing is impeccable. He is never late nor early. He is always at work masterfully orchestrating every detail.

Waiting is a trial, but it is an essential time in God’s purpose for our lives. He uses our waiting time to expose the hidden that would sabotage the work He wants to do in and through us. We saw that played out in Saul. Samuel had told him to wait for him, however Saul took matters into his own hands and lost his kingdom. God’s purpose that He was using Saul to fulfill was then given to David.

I love Ephesians 1:11 which says, “In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works ALL things according to the counsel of His will.”

David wrote Psalm 27. Verse 14 says, “Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” Isaiah 40:31 says that as we wait on Him, He renews our strength. What weakens faith? Here are some weights: complaining, worry, negativity, disobedience, impatience, lack of diligence, alertness, and not feeding on His word daily are a few.

What occupies your mind as you wait? The motive behind our thoughts reveals the hidden dross. If we turn to complaining then our focus is on our circumstances. If we give in to worry, then our thoughts are focused on our inability. When we engage in a negative dialogue, we are looking for who or what we can blame.

Waiting is God’s strategic maneuver to expose the hidden that satan has planted through fiery dart-lies. They are blind spots that must be removed so we can go forward. Waiting is our time to renew our hearts through God’s truth that will ground us no matter what impossibility we face. Our confidence is to be in Him not in another nor any one thing. Hebrews 10:35 says, “Therefore, do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.”

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