AND THEN WAIT!
“But if any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally, and abraideth not.” James 1:5
HOPE FOR TODAY:
Why do we have such problems in going to God and asking? Is it because we don’t believe that He can give to us? Or, is it because we are impatient in waiting? I would suggest that for many people in today’s fast paced, drive-through world that many have more troubles waiting on God to answer than they do believing that He can answer!
Here is why…
Imagine if we are charged with the detail of knocking at someone’s door to ask a life-saving question, don’t we have to wait at the door at least for a reasonable amount of time to find out if they are at home?
We must allow them the time to take the necessary steps needed in order to answer! Do we not have to wait at the door at least for a reasonable amount of time? Will we knock at the door and then hurry to run to the next door to knock, because at the first door they have not rushed to answer?
Seriously! What do we expect from God! Can we not wait for a moment?
CAN WE WAIT FOR A LITTLE…?
One of the biggest problems in today’s world is that everything is rushing to and fro never taking at least the time to hear God’s voice and to listen for His answer, it will come, as we read,
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” Habakkuk 2:3
You’re knocking! Great! Now wait! Wait a little, in time He will answer! We can’t just throw up a prayer, knock at His door and assume that God will answer in the time that we determine is necessary, or expect for Him to come!
If we only wait, there is a greater reward, as we read,
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31
AND THEN WAIT…
FRIEND, GOD IS ABLE TO ANSWER YOU… AND YOU KNOW IT! BUT WILL YOU WAIT?