So many times that is not the word I want to hear, but so many times I know that is what I must do. I have no choice when it is something out of my control. I have to wait in the lobby at a Dr's. appointment, I have to wait to be seated and served in a restaurant, I have to wait in line at Wal-Mart, (this seems like a never ending line, and the wait is forever!) I have to wait until June to meet granddaughter number 7, and I have to wait on God to answer some of my prayers.
I waited for 12 years on one specific prayer. When it all began I wasn't a christian, but still, I prayed! I didn't know God, but I knew He existed, and I knew enough to know that He was my only hope! I prayed faithfully day after day. About 2 years went by with my prayer being un-answered, and I wasn't even sure if I was praying right, or if God really heard me.
Once I gave my life to Jesus, my prayers became so much more. I prayed with all my heart and soul, I prayed fervently. I prayed, and I received peace. I knew that God heard me, He was telling me to wait. I was at peace with waiting, I knew without a doubt in my mind that God would answer one day, and He did! He not only answered, He answered me and blessed me beyond my wildest dreams! God took those broken pieces of my life and patched them into something beautiful!
Today, I pray for our children, grandchildren, family members and friends who do not know the Lord. My heart is burdened with sadness for these people. How long will they wait? I have full trust, faith, and hope in God, and I know that one day we will see them all come to accept Jesus into their hearts. But until then, I must continue to pray daily, show them the love of Jesus, and wait quietly!
Linking up with Karen at Tuesday at Ten The word this week is WAIT!