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Posted by Jamie Henning on


Waiting is hard. Ask any kid who knows that something good is coming. If the good is a bonus, it’s hard. If the good is better than the present, it’s hard. If the good is salvation from suffering, it’s hard.  

 Waiting for Gifts. Waiting for blessings. Waiting for confirmation. Waiting for rescue. Waiting for information. Waiting for affirmation. Waiting for guidance. Waiting for contentment. Waiting for change. Waiting for stability. 

 It’s all hard.           And it’s easy to get caught up in focusing on what we’re waiting for and lose track of who we are in the waiting. 

And, more importantly, who God is. 

 Kristin Tabb writes:

“Regardless of whether our waiting feels easy or hard at the moment, how we wait is shaping the people we are becoming. Worship is essential to that wait because a Godward perspective helps us to persevere with patience and hope. Endurance, Paul tells us, “produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us” (Romans 5:4–5).

  ...What she (her daughter)needed most was to trust us, our character and our promises. And that is what God’s children need, too, in moments of waiting: to recall who he is, what he has done, and what he has promised to do...

When, in our worship, we catch a bigger vision of the strong and kind heart of our God, then we are well prepared for the waiting that lies before us as long as we live on this earth. We will not stagnate in our waiting, but grow, and be blessed by it. In corporate worship, as we turn our eyes heavenward, we wait together for the one we long for most: our God who brings salvation (Hebrews 9:28). This is a hope that will not disappoint. When the waiting is over, we will worship the one who fulfills our expectations beyond what we could imagine. “ 

So don’t forget to WORSHIP WHILE YOU WAIT:

Alive and Breathing  

It’ll make the time go faster and position your heart to recognize and receive blessings when they come. 

 And when the waiting is hard:

Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Remember what the Lord has done for you. 

And give him his due praise.