In the midst of a long and painful season, I wrote a song called "While I Wait" to remind myself that God is always with us, even in the waiting, in the longing and the hoping. He is walking with us through the pain and even our questions and doubts.
Deep within my heart, I know You've won
I know You've overcome
And even in the dark, When I'm undone, I still believe it
My wife and I are in a season where we are waiting, believing God for a miracle and it's not the first time we've been in this place. Throughout my life, there have been many seasons of waiting.
The more I read the Bible, the more I realize I'm in good company. God's Word is filled with countless stories of people who are waiting. Abraham waited on God to make him the father of nations. His wife, Sarah, waited on God to bless her with a child. Noah waited on God to stop the rain. David waited on God to give him the throne. Ruth waited on God for her Boaz. The list goes on and on. Waiting is simply a part of life though it's rarely my favorite part. I'm too impatient and despite seeing God's mercy and guidance throughout my life, I sometimes end up wondering if He will keep his promises.
It's during these times that I have to remind myself of what I know to be true:
God is faithful. Deuteronomy 7:9 (NIV) says, "Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; He is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments."
God keeps His promises. Joshua 21:45 (NLT) says, "Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything He had spoken came true."
God gives purpose in the waiting. 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NIV) says, "Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain."
There is much meaning to be found in the pain of waiting. Often, we never know what the purpose is until the promise is fulfilled. Then there are times when we never discover the ultimate purpose of our wait. However, I do know that the wait is never wasted. While we're waiting, God is molding us, shaping us, transforming us.
If you are waiting on God for something, join me in looking for Him in the middle of our wait.
Lincoln Brewster's songs have been featured on 10 albums including his latest, God Of The Impossible, a reminder that God is bigger than anything we face and nothing can separate us from His love.
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