I hate waiting. We all do. Waiting for God to move can feel especially uncomfortable. When I’ve prayed and do not yet see God’s hand at work, I tend to get squirmy. Did He hear me? Will He answer? Will these circumstances ever change?
Despite our culture’s efforts to eliminate waiting from daily life (think ATMs, pay at the pump, and drive-through windows) inevitably life sticks in the waiting room. Because we serve a God who operates on His timetable, not ours, waiting is a by-product of our prayer lives as well.
Maybe you’re in the waiting room:
- Waiting for God to heal your physical body
- Waiting for God to bring you a spouse or a baby
- Waiting for God to work in your church
- Waiting for God to bring a prodigal child home
- Waiting for employment
- Waiting for reconciliation
Yep, I’m in the waiting room too these days. But, I’m determined not to spend this time kicking and screaming. I want to wait well. I don’t want to waste the waiting.