WAITING

Have you been praying for something and it just hasn’t happened yet? Are you in a season of waiting? I want to encourage you today to let the frustration and the spirit of defeat of an immediate breakthrough go. In today’s culture, we don’t have to wait for much. I mean you can have whatever you want practically delivered to your door in two days with amazon prime.  

I have a friend that I call Nana, now she’s not actually my biological nana but everyone calls her nana because well, she is nana. Nana prayed for her brother’s salvation for over 30 years. 30 YEARS!! That is a long time in today’s society. Nana’s brother accepted Jesus, was baptized and the angels rejoiced! Prayer answered!!! I can imagine that Nana got frustrated sometimes and began to doubt if her brother would ever accept his eternal salvation that Jesus had for him. I can also imagine that Nana’s faith overpowered that frustration and doubt and made her press in even more for her brother. 30 years was a long season of waiting, but I know Nana would’ve prayed until the day she met Jesus for her brother, because that’s who she is, she is a solid pillar, full of faith in our Heavenly Father!

Abraham and Sarah endured a season of waiting. God had promised them a son but Sarah was past the child bearing age and very old. But God! 

Genesis 18:9-19

They said to him, “Where is Sarah your wife?” And he said, “She is in the tent.” The Lord said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year, and Sarah your wife shall have a son.” And Sarah was listening at the tent door behind him. Now Abraham and Sarah were old, advanced in years. The way of women had ceased to be with Sarah. So Sarah laughed to herself, saying, “After I am worn out, and my lord is old, shall I have pleasure?” The Lord said to Abraham, “Why did Sarah laugh and say, ‘Shall I indeed bear a child, now that I am old?’ Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time, I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.” But Sarah denied it, saying, “I did not laugh,” for she was afraid. He said, “No, but you did laugh.” Then the men set out from there, and they looked down toward Sodom. And Abraham went with them to set them on their way. The Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do, seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.

What Abraham and Sarah didn’t know at the time was that God was going to not only give them a son but a nation. We are all decedents of Abraham. Do you remember the old song, “Father Abraham, had many sons, and many sons had Father Abraham” In their season of waiting God was setting them up for something they couldn’t even imagine. They simply asked for a Son. God said, I won’t only give you a son, I’m going to give you an entire nation. Is there anything too hard for the Lord? 

I have a sweet family member, named Avery Mae, that was in a car wreck almost two years ago. God saved Avery Mae, but she is still not completely whole. She suffered a TBI and is still in a semi-conscious state. She has had many prayer warriors rally around her. We have prayed that she would be completely healed from the top of her head all the way to the bottom of her feet. We believe Jesus will completely heal her and we are in a season of waiting for this prayer to be answered. 

Maybe today finds you in a season of waiting. I encourage you to renew your mind and continue to press in to the Father with all you’ve got. 

2 Corinthians 10:5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ. 

We have been given authority through Jesus, when doubt, worry, fear, and anxiety rises, demolish it in the name of Jesus! 

 There is a chorus from one of my favorite songs by Kristene DiMarco that says. Listen here!

Take courage my heart, stay steadfast my soul
He’s in the waiting, He’s in the waiting
Hold onto your hope, as your triumph unfolds
He’s never failing, He’s never failing

Take courage my friends, he is in the waiting, don’t give up! 

Is there anything too hard for the Lord?
 
 

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