to wait

{something i'm slowly learning}

sometimes it's confusing, or hard when God says wait.
{especially when you don't even know what you're waiting for.}

he just tells me, wait.
wait for what?
what do i do while i'm waiting?
what does it really mean to wait?

John Piper defines it, "To wait! That means to pause and soberly consider our own inadequacy and the Lord's all-sufficiency and to seek counsel and help from the Lord and to hope in Him. (Psalm 33:20-22; Isaiah 8:17)

Prayer is the essential activity of waiting on God."

if God is telling us to wait, we shouldn't just sit around waiting for something to happen.
we need to pray fervently.
we need to seek him, seek his will, his guidance, his heart.
and rest in him.
. . . and be faithful we are.


Miss Pickwickian said...

Good reminder.

Rose on fire said...

Thank you very much for sharing these awesome thoughts, they are really true and speaking to me :) Thanks a lot, lot, lot...

annie p. said...

aw, i'm so glad, you're very welcome.

Tessa Emily Hall ~ Christ is Write said...

So true. The waiting season is meant for preparation - to seek God's heart. We just have to trust him, no matter what.

Thanks for sharing this!

~Kimberly~ said...

Mm, waiting is such a challenge. However, it teaches us to trust in God, so I see it as a blessing. :)Thanks for the lovely post, Annie!

Chels said...

Amen to this sister.

jackie said...

wowwww!!! so true!!! Thank's a lot!