Occupied waiting

Yesterday afternoon my dad called me with excitement in his voice. The manager, also a believer, had just given him permission to go “door to door.” He asked me to take him some more tracks.
 
My dad so desires to go home to be with the Lord, but while he waits, he is evangelizing in ways he never could had he not become a resident.
 
What do you do while you are waiting for the Lord to do something you have asked Him? This morning I woke up with Psalm 25:4-5 that says, “Show me You ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.”
 
Waiting is a trial that purifies our faith. It draws out the dross of impatience, anxiety, fear, unbelief, wavering, etc. As each particle of dross is exposed and removed, our faith is strengthened. As Abraham waited he glorified the Lord. Romans 4:20 says, “He did not waver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, giving glory to God.”
 
Remember how Joseph had his servant hide his brother’s money in their feed sacks? (Genesis 42:25, 43:23) There are treasures in our sack of waiting. Here is a great one. Isaiah 64:4 says that He acts for those who wait for Him.
 
He uses each waiting situation to center us on Him, until He becomes our focal point. The morning of my mom’s memorial I asked Him to give me a special verse to sustain me. He gave me Psalm 73:26 that says, “My flesh and my heart fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my Portion forever.”
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3 thoughts on “Occupied waiting

  1. loved that Marilyn,waiting purifies our faith – what are you doing while you wait –     “Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”Ben Franklin  1706 – 1790

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  2. Marilyn,you are such a blessing! I have been very discouraged that my husband hasn’t come to faith in Christ for all these years..A few years ago I stopped speaking to him about the gospel because I felt he didn’t want to hear any more..God is very accepted in our house,but he doesn’t know about the whole thing with Jesus..I have felt that I have failed the Lord, even though I have believed that this is a waiting “on the Lord ” time in my life…Last week in Bible study,a lady told me that the Lord may only want me to plant seeds,and that I seem to be wanting the harvest,,She said,”Maybe He isn’t going to use YOU to harvest your husband !! You would have thought that I had seen a ghoast! It made sence to me ! And this also gives me great encouragement! Thank you so much for your faithfulness to our Lord! !

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