But what about those times when, there is a delay, when the gratification is interrupted or postponed? You still haven't heard back from that job interview. You've waited for that situation to change, but day after day, nothing has moved. You've prayed for healing, but the pain and disease are still there. Now I realize there is a BIG difference between ordering fries at a drive thru and getting healed from cancer. But ultimately, our minds and bodies want and expect the answer to come much sooner than later, no? And what happens inside our minds when that answer has not arrived when we expected it to show up? We get upset, nervous, frustrated, and confused. Why didn't my "package" arrive when I thought it would?
The Bible says, "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" KJV. Simply waiting on God's timing in our situation and season of expectation is the answer. Learning how to wait is the key. Trust and obedience are the two pivotal factors behind the scenes that keep the wheels in motion.
So, I have good news for all those who are still waiting. The answer is still on the way. It may not arrive when you expect it to and it may come it a slightly different wrapper, but the wait is almost over. Sit back, close your eyes, and know that the one who holds the answer is the same ONE who holds your hand if you will trust him. It is coming! I say this to myself as well, as I wait for certain things in my own life to change. It's been a while, but I am not giving up.
Now, if I can only get this lady in the checkout line, who is in front of me to move faster.... JZ