Devotions

What Are You Waiting For?

“What are you waiting for?”

This is the question asked of a little boy sitting on his bike when Bob, aka Mr. Incredible, pulls into his driveway in the movie, The Incredibles.

“What are you waiting for?” 

The little boy’s answer?

“I don’t know….something amazing I guess.”

Maybe you don’t know exactly what you are waiting for either.

It feels like we are always waiting for something.

For the phone to ring.

For the other person to admit they were wrong.

For the apology that might never come.

For the test results.

For our finances to be more secure.

For retirement.

For the RIGHT time.

Maybe at that time, something amazing will happen.

But especially today, amidst the pandemic, waiting feels like a way of life.

Waiting in line at the grocery store.

Waiting for the stimulus check.

Waiting for stores and businesses to reopen.

Waiting to see our loved ones and safely give them a hug.

The wait feels like a heavy weight crushing us.

Finding patience while we wait is as challenging as finding toilet paper and Clorox Wipes today.

But it is not the wait that is important.

It’s how we wait that matters.

God tells us in His word to wait patiently for Him.

   “Wait patiently for the Lord.  Be brave and courageous.  Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”  Psalms 27:14 NLT

    “Dear brothers and sisters, be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen.”  James 5:7 NLT

We can be patient while we wait, because we trust that something good is coming.

The little boy in the Incredibles didn’t know what he was waiting for, but he was expecting something amazing.

Don’t miss this word.

He was expectant.

As God’s children, we are hope filled and expectant.

We know that something amazing will happen when He returns.

“I wait patiently for the Lord, my soul expectantly waits,

And in His word do I hope.”  Psalms 130: 5 AMP

Friends, waiting is hard.

Like you, I long for the day when the wait is over.

But as we wait, be hopeful.

He sees you.

He hears you.

“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for my God my Savior, My God will hear me.” 

Micah 7:7

Trust that on the other side of the wait is something amazing.

Amen.

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