What To Do In The Wait?
Unwell. Unengaged. Uninterested.
It was as if I stood in a hallway before an unopened door, knowing health and healing lay on the other side.
Ten years ago, I pleaded with God to heal my malaise. I desperately needed and wanted Him to open the door and allow me to step out of the gloomy hallway. Yet there were blessings in that place. Time passed and eventually, God drew me out of the hall, through the doorway, and into His healing light.
These days, I find myself in yet another hallway, praying for another door to open. Only this time it involves two family members struggling through deep waters of pain.
How about you?
Do you stand before a door today, waiting for God to answer? To heal? To provide? Do you need Him to show you the way you should go? Is there a difficult decision before you keeping you awake at night?
And the door seems bolted shut.
What to do in the wait?
~Praise Him: I call it “Praise Therapy”. Praising Him takes my eyes off me.
Hebrews 13:15 NET Bible
“Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, acknowledging his name.”
~Thank Him: For what I am learning and for who He is.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 New Living Translation
“Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.”
~Hope in Him: With God, there is always hope.
Romans 15:13 Berean Study Bible
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
~Accept His will: Maybe the door will never open. Maybe it won’t look like I thought it would on the other side. Maybe the wait is the blessing.
Luke 22:42 Holman Christian Standard Bible
“Father, if You are willing, take this cup away from Me–nevertheless, not My will, but Yours, be done.”
The door I stand in front of today may never open. To be honest, I have yet to accept that. I’m trying to find the dividing line between hope and acceptance. Can I keep one foot on each side of the line? How do I hope and accept at the same time? I suppose it is by believing in God’s will and trusting Him with mine. The blessing in this wait is surrender. Thy will be done.
We stand before many doors in our time here on earth, breathing our prayers in the hallway. There are blessings there as we praise, thank, hope, and accept.
What will you do in the wait?
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