“How long, Lord?” Have you ever have those days when you wonder how much longer before you see breakthrough? How much longer before healing manifests? How much longer before what you’ve been believing for comes to pass?
I’ve never claimed to be proficient in the patience department. The fact is, I HATE TO WAIT!!!! Usually I opt to get busy and do it myself because waiting is torture for me and watching someone else try to do it makes me want to scream.
Some of us are just wired like that! Control freaks, they call us. But what makes us think we can control God? We can’t make Him move faster, work harder or ‘help’ Him out. Oh it doesn’t mean we don’t try. Trust me, been there, done that!
My least favorite verse is found in Psalm 27:14, “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” SERIOUSLY? TWICE?
Today during devotions I heard the Lord laugh. Yes, He laughed. I think He does that often, at least with me. I’m sure I give Him great joy! These were His words to me, “You look so uncomfortable in your waiting position. Like a child waiting to unwrap her gift. Perhaps if I give you a glimpse of what’s inside, it would suffice you, but no, I see your desire to possess it all so I say to you, press into My presence. Draw near to Me. When you seek Me with all your heart you will find so much more of Me. I am your gift to unwrap.”
So this morning, I unwrap another portion of my gift from the Lord. I’m undone in His presence, sitting in the midst of wrapping paper and ribbons, tossing them up in the air and enjoying a laugh with the Lord. Ok, I will double wait on You Lord. But let’s lose the ‘patiently’ part!