Waiting is not the easiest thing to do.

God works within His own timeframe.


Let’s face it, waiting on God is hard. We find ourselves praying and waiting to see what happens. Most of the time we hope that God will answer as quickly as possible. Our minds tend to think that because God is all-powerful; He will get working on our requests right away. We start off full of faith that God will work whenever we want Him to work. Here is where the problem hides, God is not like us; He is eternal. There is no time in God’s realm and even though He understands the way we see time, He looks at it differently compared to us. We really need to understand this whenever we pray, not to lose hope; but rather to not lose faith if God’s timing takes longer than we planned. Most of the time it will take longer, however, other times it won’t even take as much time as we thought it would. So, how do we cope with this? What do we do in order to remain strong while waiting on God? God has just the promise for you:

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.

God knows that waiting on Him is not easy, but He makes a promise to those who choose to wait on the Lord. He will renew their strength by making them soar over all the obstacles that stand in their way, so they will never have to worry about growing weary at all. This is God’s promise to you if you choose to trust His timing, not yours. How do you remain strong while waiting on God? All you have to do is have faith in Him and be willing to understand that God’s timing is not yours and His time is always perfect, even when you seem to be running out of time. His promise is to make you strong while you wait and He will do just that. Don’t worry about taking the situation in your hands, all you have to do is wait. God’s answer will come at the right time because He knows best.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for coming to my blog.

    You are right about waiting for God. There are several benefits to this for us.

    1. God loves us and likes when we spend our time with him, prayer should not only be when we talk to him, and sometimes this means we wait for him to talk to us.
    2. God answers our prayers in 3 ways. All of them are our answers that are given to us by God as loving heavenly father. He does things for our own good.
    a. Yes
    b. Yes but not now
    c. No, I have something better for you, which will not hurt you or something to that affect.
    3. Sometimes when we pray that bad things will be taken away from us, God knows that they can actually be very good for us. If we look at the story of Job we find all the trouble that he was taken through but God did not forsake him and he was rewarded for his faith in God.

    Thank you for the lovely bible verse too.

    Kind regards

    Defend the word

    1. Thank you for taking the time to explain the way we benefit from waiting on God. Your second point has really developed my post further, God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we think, but the way He thinks; which is best for us! I also agree that prayer should not be the only time when we talk to God! I’m glad you feel the same way.

      May your relationship with God grow each day,


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