FAITH CAPSULE: Waiting on God is rooted in having trust and hope on God.
Waiting on God for the manifestation of expectation is not wasting time, but believing in the word of God. Word of God might sound foolish to man but never fail to deliver those who believe in His word. (1 Corinthians 1:21)
The word of God demands to ask, seek and knock in times of waiting before God. To be Asking, Seeking, Knocking before God is evidence of having faith in God, by looking up to Jesus.
Hebrews 12:2 records, “looking unto Jesus, the author, and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Jesus the author of our faith speaks to all, “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)
For receiving an answer to a question, waiting on God demands trust and hope by asking, seeking and knocking before God.
When there is no waiting on God, man always rushes away for God’s answer and turn to waste.
King Saul could not wait as instructed and it was accounted to him as disobedient.
To obey and wait is to trust and hope on God.
Waiting for God is giving attention to a jealous God. Psalmist admonishes, “Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed…” (Psalm 25:3)
A believer in God must understand to wait and endure period.
Waiting on God can experience a delay but never a waste of time.
God testified about David when Saul failed to wait on God. God spoke through Samuel for Saul’s disobedience, “But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.” (1 Samuel 13:14) David knows the heart of God to understand what it means as he consistently obeyed by waiting on God before making moves.
The bible recorded about a prodigal son that could not know to wait for God’s timing, “A certain man had two sons. And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the portion of goods that falls to me.’ So he divided to them his livelihood. And not many days after, the younger son gathered all together, journeyed to a far country, and there wasted his possessions with prodigal living.” (Luke 15:11-13)
Younger son could not wait for God’s appointed time to receive a portion of good that falls to him. Indirectly, the prodigal son made move outside of God’s timing for his life because he could not wait.
At all time, in all time do not make haste but waiting in trust and hope before God that acts to wait for those that wait on Him
Prayer for today: Ask God for mercy to reverse irreversible move of not waiting on His direction in the journey of your life.