How many of you would like to be kept waiting?
Waiting can be a discouraging thing. It can make us impatient, irritable and doubtful, bringing negative emotions to the surface.
God sometimes teaches us to wait on situations we have no control over. His word proves it to us in Isaiah 40:31. “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Many times, we are as David in the Bible in the book of Psalm as he complained and cried out to God. Without hesitation, we say, “God has forgotten about us.”
We also pray and feel he doesn’t listen, and we fast and it seems he doesn’t care. When all this time he is really listening, he truly cares, and he is working behind the scenes.
You are not alone. Jesus said, “He would never leave you nor forsake you.” Matthew 28:20 proves that.
There are many of you right now waiting on God for something. Be not discouraged.
There is a scripture that defines it all, Psalm 27:14. “Wait on the Lord. Be of Good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart. Wait, I say on the Lord.”
• The Rev. Edward Jimenez is minister of United Pentecostal Church. Sermon notes is a column by ministers of the Patterson Ministerial Association.