He Works in the Waiting
by Betty Predmore
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord. ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future’”
(Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
Does any writer like waiting? Maybe you relate to my struggle with impatience in restlessness. Sometimes God seems to take longer in fulfilling our call to write than we want or expect.
Waiting has merit. Though we often dislike the process, we might see God working through our wait if we open our eyes.
As fickle and difficult humans, writers want what we want when we want it. We set unattainable time restraints on our achievements. We think what we pray for should suddenly appear.
What about what God wants for our lives?
If we believe in his word and understand the truth found in Jeremiah 29:11, then we should learn to trust that he knows what is best and his timing rules over ours. This belief could help us to sit in quiet contentment and allow him to continue his work behind the scenes.
When we cannot see anything happening, we can trust our father remains at work in our lives. He shakes out the wrinkles and levels out the rough spots in our paths. He makes our journeys smoother and our goals more attainable.
God brings light into the dark shadows and opens doors once bolted. Not an instant passes when he ceases to work on our behalf, nor a single second when we are forsaken.
What if we trusted his timing and process? Friends, we can look at our waiting time as a wonderful opportunity to draw closer to the one who loves us the most.
When we learn to use our waiting to seek him, not a moment will be wasted.
Father, thank you that you have such great plans for each of us. Help us to lean into your will and put our trust in you to guide us to our greatest blessings. We put our faith, hope, and trust in you. Amen.
Sharing the gospel through writing and speaking is one of Betty Predmore’s favorite things to do. She engages her audiences with her easy, conversational style. Her words reach women’s hearts and make them pause and ponder the possibilities of a beautiful life with Christ.
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