Long trips can make one anxious to return home. Little kids get anxious while traveling and ask “Are we there yet or are we almost there?” The feeling of anxiety can arise while waiting on someone or waiting in long lines. Perhaps, you are waiting for a dream or goal to be fulfilled. Waiting takes patience, perseverance, and persistence. Most have heard the saying, “Good things come to those who wait, or this person, and place or thing was worth the wait.” It is best not to rush into a decision that later you want changed. Be patient and wait.
The Holy Bible speaks and gives sound wisdom on waiting. Believers call on God in Jesus name and wait for His answer. He has given them consolation from the Scriptures of others who have done the same. The Psalmist wrote,
- “Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.” Psalm 25:5
- “Let integrity and uprightness preserve me; for I wait on thee.” Psalm 25:21
These are only a couple of verses that speak of waiting. The Word of God also instructs believers to not be anxious and pray to God. “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”(1 Peter 5:7) Another verse states exactly what a believer should be doing during a wait. “Do not be anxious about anything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving present your requests to God.”(Philippians 4:6) This type of waiting results in peace and assurance of expectations.
Challenge: Next time you are waiting and anxiety comes knocking. Respond with prayer and thanks to God, our Father in Jesus name! Results=Peace.