Waiting Is the Hardest Part


God does awesome things that we don’t expect, and he acts in your behalf—in his time.

The sleepy-eyed child walked into the kitchen and asked for scrambled eggs. There was a bacon, apple, and cheddar frittata in the oven, and it would be ready in 15 minutes. The famished child just could . . . not . . . wait.

After arguing and begging, he cried, “You’re not my real mom. If you were, you’d care about me.” What part of bacon with the eggs didn’t the child fully grasp? The 15 minutes took an eternity, but eventually he ate and even went back for a second piece.

That’s a true story, and maybe this sounds silly to you. But have you ever complained and whined because God isn’t giving you want you want—right now—not realizing that God has something even better waiting for you?

Maybe you think that God must not care for you because your plan, which often includes only being comfortable and happy right now, doesn’t seem to be his plan, which often includes waiting.

Whether we see it or not, God works in every situation. Isaiah 64:3,4 reminds us, “When you did awesome things that we did not expect, you came down, and the mountains trembled before you. Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him” (NIV).

God does awesome things that we don’t expect, and he acts in your behalf—in his time.

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