God is in the Waiting

25 Jan

God IS in the waiting.

Not until then did he seek comfort and counself from his wife, who had always been his solace at such times; throwing himself down beside her on the wagon seat, he told her the story of his late discoveries, the absence of the king, the death of his kinsman. For a second the woman’s heart quailed before the fresh difficulties, but she forgot self at the look in her husband’s face. Her quiet reply, “We will wait, for God is in the waiting.” ~ The Trumpeter of Krakow by Eric. P. Kelly

Mike has taught me so much about waiting!  I’m the kind of person that wants to make things happen.  I want to fix things.  Many, many times in fearful moments, Mike has spoken to me as the wise wife spoke in the quote above.  Wait, dear.  Let’s see what God will do.

LORD, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God. Psalm 48:15

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5 Responses to “God is in the Waiting”

  1. tacticianjenro January 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm #

    I have a question: when do we wait, and when do we move? When is it more right to move out of your comfort zone than to rest in the arms of our Comforter, Jesus?

    http://greyskeilrainbow.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/side-of-the-coin/ – my confusion is explained in detail here…

    • susanjean January 25, 2012 at 1:42 pm #

      Wow, what a great question. I’m not the answer lady, but I think we need to remember that there’s a difference between waiting and passivity. Isaiah 40:31 (But those who wait on the LORD
      Shall renew their strength;
      They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
      They shall run and not be weary,
      They shall walk and not faint.)
      talks about waiting on the Lord. The word “wait” there is often translated hope. It’s my understanding that the root word comes from a word that means something like plodding forward as if in a caravan in the desert.
      We wait with trust, checking ourselves for any resistance to God’s plan, rather than trying to force things to work. It’s not a hard and fast thing, but as we learn to have a more intimate relationship with Christ we can hear his voice. Mike and I simply pray for God to speak to us in a way that we can understand.

      • tacticianjenro January 26, 2012 at 5:49 am #

        Thanks for your input. I appreciate it! 🙂

        So…waiting is having hope that God is going to move into your circumstance…

        …and passivity is simply doing nothing? Am I right?

        Some actually dislike waiting. They don’t like it when they don’t do anything about their circumstances, but do you believe that it’s much better to wait for God to move, or to make a move yourself? Would that be wise? 🙂

        Thank you for taking your time to answer my questions, Ms. Susan!

  2. susanjean January 26, 2012 at 7:00 am #

    Most of us dislike waiting. LOL I think waiting includes faithfully going forward in what you know to do. If you have a job, do your best. If you teach Sunday School, honor God. Etc. If you need a job, look for one. If you’re thinking about going to Bible College, apply. What waiting does not include is manipulating the circumstances.

    Another meaning for the word “wait” is to be intertwined. So the period of waiting includes being intertwined with God.

    • tacticianjenro January 26, 2012 at 10:43 am #

      Wow. I have learned a lot about “waiting”. It is waiting with trust and hope that God will pull us through our circumstances and it is being intertwined with God and patient for His answer.

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