Psalm 37:7 says, “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.”
Last week, we addressed Flourishing in your Dry Season. This is the season when God is silent and you can’t hear His voice or feel His presence. During those times, you must draw from your stored up prayers and God’s Word that you’ve hidden in your heart. Keep pressing and trusting God.
This week, I want to call your attention to the Season of Waiting. “Waiting is NOT easy!” Whether you’re waiting for a difficult circumstance to change, or for God to finally fulfill a promise, the waiting season can range from mildly annoying to nearly unbearable.
We know from the story of Joseph in Exodus that God leverages waiting seasons for His glory and for our good. And we know from Abraham’s story in Genesis that waiting might last a very long time. But, we also know from Hannah’s story that pouring out your heart out to God and waiting on Him is totally worth it. In your season of waiting, trust that God is pruning you. He’s chiseling away what’s not needed for the next season. He’s making you ready, so let Him work however long it takes.
Pastor R. Mario Howell