How many times do we run ahead of God only to find problems and then, in desperation, agonise in prayer asking the Lord to join us in our plans? If we have the slightest doubt, we need to wait.


“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.

Dear Lord, please teach me how to wait, Amen. The impetus of self will always run ahead of God instead of waiting for His divine timing and order. There are times when you cannot do what you want to. When we find ourselves in God’s “Waiting Room“, do not embrace frustration but see the importance of God’s perspective on this passage of time. We are always in the School of the Spirit, ever learning, growing in grace and maturity until our Graduation Day when Father calls us home to heaven. The waiting period is important for a number of reasons. It presents opportunity for another measure of the stature of Jesus Christ to be formed in me. I learn that God’s ways are not my ways, Father knows best! God teaches me patience as I learn to trust Him in the timing. I learn the importance of God’s clock. God is not in time, time is in God for He is eternal, but in His omniscience He has an appointed time that He will dictate in His sovereignty. God’s timing is so important. We find the phrases in scripture, “at the set time”, Genesis 21:2, “…the time appointed of the Father, Galatians 4:2. “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven”,, Ecclesiastes 3:1.

In the waiting period I can tune my ears and eyes to the Lord Jesus. As I refuse sense knowledge from the tree of good and evil (Genesis 3), heavenly discernment will come. Sense knowledge tries to rule, the world has an opinion on everything under the sun found in Google, but I must learn to listen to what God says and allow Him to have the last word. Only what He says is true.

When I find myself in fear/doubt/unbelief, the Holy Spirit convicts and asks, “Where did you get your information from?” Let God have the last word. Only what He says is true!”