But either way, waiting on God before you act or decide allows you time to think, pray, and listen for that wisdom God has promised.

I confess to being a “show-me” kind of woman. “God, will you please show me clearly what to do and when to do it?” Waiting is not my favorite thing to do. Yet through the years I’ve discovered that God sometimes delays His clear-cut answers to cultivate our trust in Him alone–and not on our own wisdom. Unfortunately, I often learned that the hard way!

It’s not always a matter of us waiting on Him. Sometimes God is waiting on us… for our character to catch up with His desires for us (or for His plans to become our plans).

  • OBEY. Similar to #2 above, simply keep doing what you know to do, day in and day out. Stay faithful, keep growing, stop worrying, and obey God with the light that He has given you. If your heart’s desire is to please and honor the Lord in all you do and in all your decisions, will that decision really be a “bad” one? 

Two More Truths

Still have questions? But what about…. what if….? We’ll always have questions. Remember the two things we can count on about God and His plan for us. Then remind yourself of two more familiar truths:

  • There is a God.
  • We’re not Him.

Bottom line: Does God keep His promises? Absolutely. Can we trust a God who never changes? Yes! Is God faithful? What do you think?

Rebecca Barlow Jordan is an inspirational author, speaker, and passionate follower of Jesus who loves to encourage others heart to heart. She has written 11 books and over 1700 other articles, greeting cards, and other inspirational pieces. Her daily devotional Daily in Your Presence is available for delivery through Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Rebecca at www.rebeccabarlowjordan.com.

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Publication date: April 21, 2011