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I Don’t Mind Waiting

February 24, 2013

So many times, we pray and ask God for something. If it don’t come when we want it to, or we don’t receive an answer (in our time frame) we lose faith. God does not operate on a 24 hours a day timetable.
I have found through experience that God may not come when we want Him to, but He is always on time. In the Bible, God did not carry the Israelites straight from Egypt to the Promise Land without allowing them to wander in the wilderness for 40 years. Even with the death of Lazarus, he had to wait until Jesus called him to come forth.
When we ask God for a job, we have to wait. When we ask God for an automobile, we have to wait until He is ready. When we ask God for a spouse, we have to wait on His timing. When we ask for children, we have to wait. When we ask for a home, we have to wait. So many times, we get frustrated and want to give up. We ask the question: “How long must I stay in the valley”? To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
People don’t even try to live right, but they seem to prosper. Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass (Psalms 37:7)
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry (Psalms 40:1)
Those that wait upon the LORD, they shall inherit the earth (Psalms 37:9b).
Weeping may last for a night, but JOY will come in the morning (Psalms 30:5).
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 it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook (I Kings 17:4, 6)
I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread (Psalms 37:25).
I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee (Hebrews 13:5d)
When we wait upon the Lord, He will bless us with what is best for us. Not as much as what we want, but what is best for us. When we study the Bible, righteous people waited upon God. Elisabeth (the mother of John) was stricken in age when she conceived. God is not slack in His promises. If He promised it, He will deliver it. Hold to God unchanging hand and He will never leave nor forsake you. Regardless, of what is going on in your life, keep the faith and know that God have not forgotten you and He is still in control. I don’t mind waiting because we can’t rush God. We have to wait patiently upon the Lord and He will do what He declared in His time.

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  1. Jerry permalink

    Amen,I’m gonna continue to trust and wait on the lord in all my doing,,,,Good words pf advise Pastor Fairley…

  2. I, along with you don’t mind waiting!

  3. What a timely word Pastor Fairley! Thank You for encouraging the heart of those that wait Patiently! Amen and Amen.

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