“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” I Corinthians 15:57
Waiting is a fact of life. But who among us likes to wait? We wait in line; we wait for a phone call; we wait for someone to answer when we call; we wait at the doctor’s office, even though, we have an appointment; we wait for the traffic light to change; etc. We wait every day for all these things and more, but when it comes time to wait for the Lord’s direction, we can’t do it. What do we do? We take matters into our own hands and expect God to bless it!
A while back, every Saturday night, we watched a TV program on the British Broadcasting Network. The program was entitled “Waiting For God.” It was about a nursing home—two of the residents in particular—a man and a woman. The show was about how they spent their later years in this nursing home, waiting for God. They had lived their lives to the fullest, and now waiting was all they had left. It was quite sad, however. Their life became one of uselessness—in their minds—and they spent their days sitting on their respective porches or fighting with the administrator or listening to their family tell them what they should or should not do.
What I’m trying to tell you is this: the most productive waiting that you can do is waiting upon the Lord. Today we are all waiting for the Coronavirus to be defeated. We sit behind our doors, as we need to stay away from each other so the virus will not spread—and wait. Every single person needs to take part, it is called responsibility. Yet, there are still many who fall short, are too anxious, and refuse to wait. In other words, they continue to travel, shop, and gather in large groups. If the experts cannot get a handle on defeating this virus, the people who did not follow the rules will be the first to complain.
Even though it may not seem it at the moment, the Lord God has everything under control. At the beginning of each day, it would help immensely to repeat over and over again, “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) and let Him lead you through your day. May you be a sweet fragrance to God.
Dear Lord, help me to live as though I believe. Give me strength to wait for the blessing that will come at the end of the storm, In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
Romans 8:37 John 16:33 I Corinthians 15:57 Galatians 2:20 Ephesians 5:2 Revelation 1 :4b, 5