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God Works in the Waiting

Posted by millet ♥

(An article I saw on Tumblr)

The sight was breathtaking; a stunning white dress and a brilliant bouquet of red roses, completed with a magnificent veil gracing auburn curls.

“Missy, I’m so excited for you,” I told this radiant bride.

Overflowing with joy, she said, “Amy, this is what God does when you wait on Him.”

As I got into my car after the wedding reception, Missy’s words were still gnawing at my heart. That was two years ago, and her words still grace my thoughts. See, the truth is I’m still waiting, and much waiting is yet to come. This is the truth for many of us. We have thedesire to love and to be loved with agape love- the perfect love that needs no boundaries, because it originates in and is governed by the Author of love. We long for the day when we can fully give ourselves to one peson without needing to hold back any of our being. But now is not that time, so we wait.

We’re not alone in our waiting. King David waited upon the Lord. More than 25 times in the Psalms he writes of waiting for the Lord: “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning” (Psalm 130:5-6). How long must your servant wait?… I wait for your salvation, O Lord (Psalm 119:84). God called David a man after God’s own heart. I believe one reason David received this honorable title was because he wasn’t a passive waiter. David said, “My soul waits, and in his word I put my hope (Psalm 130:5). I wait… O Lord, and I follow your commands” (Psalm 119:166). While David waited for God to reveal future plans, he obeyed the commands that God had given him for the present.

We are called to do the same when waiting for marriage. While we are waiting for God to reveal there-and-then, we are to obey Him in the here-and-now by preparing ourselves for our future husbands. As we wait, we are to follow the commands that He has revealed to us through Scripture.

Unfortunately, this is easier said than done. How was it that David was able to wait for God’s timing? Psalm 27:13-14 gives us the answer: “I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” David knew the character of God, and he trusted Him to do what was best. We, too, can rest in this promise. We can know that God will work all things out for our good and for His glory.
Although marriage is not our ultimate hope or source of completion, the dream is close to our hearts. We must never forget that while we are waiting, God is working. “Wait for the Lord,” dear sisters in Christ. “Be strong and take heart, and wait for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:14).

God bless. ♥

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