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Don't Lose The Wait


[[... ]but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.( Isaiah 40:31 NIV) I][... ]but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint. ( Isaiah 40:31 NIV) I

If you've gone through a period of waiting on God, you have probably wondered whether this promise is true. It can seem daunting at times, especially when things are moving slower than you want. I have learned that there is a lot to learn from waiting, but it starts with the right attitude. Don't ask why or how, but what can you know? One period of waiting came after losing a second internship required to complete my medical billing program. I was devastated because it was unexpected, and I was unsure what that meant for job prospects. I felt that if I did not finish the program and get a job right away, I'd never get a job, especially since I knew that my friends have one. It turned out to be a blessing in disguise, though, because I used this to get to know God better and deepened my relationship with him. Since I had more free time, my heart was entirely focused on God. I also had peace about the situation even though I was concerned about the situation. Christ and God's love do not change with circumstances.  Therefore, we can rejoice in the Lord despite the circumstance. God's peace may be beyond understanding, but it attainable with the proper focus. Sometimes waiting time is the best time to learn about God because we are still, and  God can get our attention.  Waiting was never meant to be passive.

Updated: May 1, 2021

Nov 11, 2008, 12:42 PM

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