Summary: All of us one time or the other have prayed and asked God for something and have had to wait on the answer. Waiting is one of life's most difficult tasks. The waiting room is a land where time stands still; it seems as if progress has come to a screeching halt.

We live in a society where everything is instant. We have become a society where delays are not accepted or tolerated. (We wait when in hospital, on ATM machine etc)

Most of us are waiting for something and it could be;

1. Waiting and hoping that conditions will change for the better.

2. Maybe you are without a job and waiting for news on an application.

3. Maybe you are ill (or have a loved one who is) and waiting for your health to improve.

4. A single person may be waiting for Mr. or Miss Right.

5. Or maybe you are waiting for your spouse or child to become interested in spiritual things

When we are facing delays it is easy to become discouraged and give up on what we are waiting for. (Today many commit suicides)

Remember that God is never in a hurry, but he is always on time. He will use your entire lifetime to prepare you for something great.

Look at Psalm 23:1-2—it provides a lesson concerning being still. Sheep will not be at peace near rushing water, but they will lie cheerfully by “still” water, and that’s where the Good Shepherd leads us.

PSALMS 105:17-19-There is a trying word and a delivering word, and we must bear the one till the other comes to us. So, until God prepares you he cannot send you forth

How to wait

1. Resist worrying, abstain from anger, be still, and be patience (Psalm 37:7-8).It’s easy to say we trust God, but our response to delays, frustrations, and difficult situations exposes where we are actually placing our hope.

2. Psalm 5:3, job 14:14- Watch with expectancy, but be prepared for unexpected answers. That is why the bible says in Psalms 126:1 “When the LORD brought back the captivity of Zion, We were like those who dream.”

God manifest his surprising deliverances in the hour of our deepest distress.

That miserable, uncomfortable, painful silence is one of God’s most powerful tools to produce your testimony.

So be patient, God is at work even in His silence.

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