Waiting on God is not usually easy, is it? It requires patience, trust, and lots of hope.
Some think waiting on God means sitting back and doing nothing, dejected and doubtful their prayers will ever be answered.
To me, waiting on God means more than that. First of all, we cannot be double-minded, like it says in the book of James, “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” (James 1:6-8)
It means to keep on doing what God has told me to do, with hopeful expectation while I’m waiting for Him to answer my prayers. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Gal 6:9-10).
A friend gave me a card a while ago, that said “God is always working, even if we don’t see it.” So true, yes? We cannot always see how God is working on someone or some situation in our lives. That is where faith comes in. We must have faith that God is working all things for our good even if it doesn’t seem that way at the time.
So, while you are waiting for your prayers to be answered, get up and do your part. Trust in God’s perfect timing and His great faithfulness and stop waiting for God to do what God is waiting for you to do!