This is your B moment. Your moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.
Scripture reference: Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)
Today I am encouraging you to wait on God, even when you think it is too late.
Recently, my faith was tested, and I ended up feeling like God had forsaken me. That, of course, turned out to not be the case, but it inspired me to dedicate a short series on how we should wait on God.
When I turn to the Scriptures, I see that this is a lesson that Jairus, one of the synagogue leaders, had to learn too. One day, Jesus was out among the people when Jairus approached him and asked him to come back to his home quickly to save his dying daughter.
When Jesus walked among the people, there was always a large crowd, so as he was trying to make his way back to Jairus’ home, messengers arrived to tell them not to bother going to the house because the young girl was already dead.
Personally, when I believe Jesus hasn’t responded to one of my prayers quickly enough, my response might be either despair or even a hint of attitude.
It is interesting though because in Mark 5, it says that Jesus ignored the comments of these messengers and instead turned directly to Jairus and said, “Trust me, and don’t be afraid.”
In the end, Jesus went to Jairus’ home and brought the little girl back to life. So the next time you feel despair, or even a hint of attitude because you think God is late in answering one of your prayers, remember that the key is to still trust Him while you wait.
As you think about that, remember these words: “But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31 (ESV)
So today, trust Him while you wait.