No one likes to wait. Are you currently waiting for something to happen or on someone? Waiting can be challenging.
Personally, I really enjoy warm chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven. I cannot tell you how many times I have burned my tongue on one of those ridiculously delicious gooey treats straight out of the oven. Oh the pain of a scorched tongue! This pain was caused by impatience.
In Genesis, is the story of Sarah being frustrated because she was barren. Genesis 11:29 says that “Sarai was barren; she had no child.” Then in Genesis 16, Sarai concludes this is God’s fault for her not having a child. She was bitter, and grew impatient with God timing on giving her and Abraham a son.
If you look ahead in Hebrews 11, Sarah is marked for being one of the many “Bible heroes” who was known for her faith.
Often, faith means waiting.
I can relate to Sarah about being impatient! Sometimes we want things on our own timing. Sarah was no different, and we can read later in Genesis how her impatience had a huge implication. She wanted to take control of the situation and took control God’s perfect plan.
Lamentations 3 (MSG) says: “God proves to be good to the man who passionately waits, to the woman who diligently seeks. It’s a good thing to quietly hope, Quietly hope for help from God.”
God will come through on what He promises. Just like in the story of Abraham and Sarah, God fulfills what He says He’s going to do. We need to trust His timing and provisions.
Following the path,
© Kelly Sundsvold and kellysundsvold.com, 2016