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When God Makes You Wait

Are you currently in the season of waiting? What are you waiting on God for?

A partner in life?

A baby of your own?

A call from the company that you have applied for?

A job promotion?

A house of your own?

Healing?

Freedom from debt?

Salvation for your loved ones?

Or something else?

Regardless of what we’re waiting for at present, it’s easy to feel worried and impatient when situations are not working out as planned and our dreams are delayed, especially when questions of “How long?” remain unanswered.

When God Made Me Wait

I was 21 when I started to work and noticed that most of my friends were in a relationship. Being so focused on studies when I was in college, single since birth and no idea what it’s like to be in a relationship, I had lots of questions in mind. I even reached to that point where I feared what my future would be like. Will I have a family of my own?

Unassured of the future, I started to write a letter to God and prayed for Him to prepare the person that He wants me to spend my life with. I remember asking God that I want to be married at the age of 30. I even asked according to His will that whoever is my first boyfriend, I hoped and prayed that He will be the last.

Fast forward, after years of tears, waiting, praying and fully surrendered my desire to the Lord, He answered my prayer. At the age of 24, God showed Himself faithful and lead me to the man whom He chose for me. The man who was my first boyfriend, and became my husband at the age of 30.

We are today, 10th of March, happily celebrating our 4th year wedding anniversary with our adorable little man.

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When you wait upon God, He will give you exactly what is best for you. Far more than you can ever dream of, and far more than you can ever expect.

When God Makes You Wait

You may feel left behind watching friends get married, have kids, move on to new jobs – the very things you may be praying for.

When God makes you wait, remember that He doesn’t want you to take cues from those around you. He wants you to take your cue from Him. The One who has written a perfect story for you. The One who calls you His “masterpiece.”

In your season of waiting, trust that He is working behind the scenes. If He says “wait”, it doesn’t mean “no”. It just means “not yet”. If He says “no” it means there is someone or something “best” He is preparing for you. If you rush on the waiting process, you might miss the perfect one He’s written just for you.

When God makes you wait, He is refining your heart to mold and help you grow, not to destroy or torture you. He wants you to draw close to him, not to push you away.

God has set a unique plan for your life, and he will abundantly prepare you for it. You can trust His provision. And though this may be hard, you can always trust in His timing.

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Trust God’s Word and His Promises

While you are in the season of waiting, pray and ask according to His will and not your will, for He knows what’s best and perfect for you. And while waiting, you can always trust His promises.

God has thousands of promises in the Bible that you can always hold onto. I will list down 8 Bible Verses that you can right away meditate on while reading this article.

  1. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. – 1 John 5:14-15 (NIV)
  2. I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. – Psalm 27:13-14 (NIV)
  3. For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. – Psalm 84:11 (NIV)
  4. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; 6 in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
  5. but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31 (NIV)
  6. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. – Psalm 37:7 (NIV)
  7. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. – Romans 12:12 (NIV)
  8. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)

I hope you enjoyed this article.  And if you know a friend or loved one who might benefit from this post, feel free to share this with him/her. Let’s all rest and rejoice in God’s faithfulness.

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