I needed encouragement today, maybe you do too so I hope this post will help us both! I’ve heard so many times the importance of waiting on God but I will admit to you it’s not easy to wait on Him. In my mind, I see my situation as detrimental, I want quick responses, and sometimes I need a full course reversal but God takes His time answering. At least from my point of view it seems that way.
Other times, I wonder if He’s still there cause I prayed and prayed and nothing happened. I went to the scripture in Isaiah 40:31 that says: “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” – (KJV) I read it over and over again. Finally, I felt a breakthrough in my heart so let me share with you why I believe waiting on Jesus is the best place for us to be in.
I’ll use this example to help us both wrap our brains around this: so, let’s say you’re traveling and you have a heavy suitcase and even with its wheels, you’re having a hard time pulling it. You arrive at the airport and you’re able to get on the moving sidewalk to get to your flight. Now, you don’t need to pull the suitcase, because standing still on the moving sidewalk pushes you to your destination so you can rest in relief. The sidewalk mechanism is handling the weight for you. Think of that moving sidewalk as Jesus carrying your heavy burden (suitcase). He’s taken the pressure of pushing and pulling that weight/burden off you and put it on Himself. You get to rest while He leads you and He comes alongside you on your journey!
When I thought about it from that standpoint this verse really made sense to me. I get tired quickly but He doesn’t. He knows the way to go, I only think I know. He knows what is truly best for me, I only hope I’m doing the right things. He knows how to make the right decisions in my life. I second guess myself all the time. He knows the bumps along the way and how to have me avoid unnecessary pain and suffering. There’s no way I can see ahead. He knows what I really need… my emotions go up and down. The key here is He KNOWS. I DON’T. And, to let Jesus, who’s more capable than I, handle my burden is the best place to be as I can rest, relax and watch The Master at Work!