This article is written by Britt Lauren on her blog at Encouragement for Everyday Struggles.
Have you ever felt like you are constantly sitting in a waiting room? Maybe not a physical waiting room, but you feel like you are waiting for answers. Waiting to hear from God. Waiting for direction.
Sometimes when I go to God I have my own ideas of what I’d like and it’s hard to give them over to Him. Often times God’s answer is different than what I would like and it is hard to accept what He knows is best.
A song inspired the topic of this post so I thought I’d include some of the lyrics…
Here in this waiting room yearning for You to say go
And though I’m convinced that a yes would be best
This time You’re telling me no
It’s not that I don’t have an answer
It’s just not the one that I’d like
But through this time Lord I must keep in mind
You’re always wiser than I
You have a much better purpose
And You have a far greater plan
And You have a bigger perspective
Cause You hold this world in Your hands
// the waiting room, Jonny Diaz //
Even when we want something so bad and think it is for our best, God has a greater purpose for His “no” and “not yet” answers. We may not understand His reasoning, but He sees the greater picture. Often times I think I know what is best for my life, but I can only see a few feet in front of me.
If you feel like you are waiting for God with a circumstance or heartache, ask God for direction. Trust His answer and know that no matter what the answer, it will be for your best. It may seem like God is trying to hurt you and cause you pain, but we just see a blurry photo when God sees the entire in-focused picture.
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.