Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Wait

When I made the decision to become a Christian....wait a minute, let me rephrase that. As God was dragging me to Christianity and I was trying to say "no", of course we all know that I wasn't going to win the battle between me and God, and soon came to realized that I needed God and finally said "Lord, You are my saviour and the Lord of my life", I did not think that this walk would be difficult. Whenever I am going through trials and tribulations, I try to remind myself that God is in control and things will work out. But there are times when I do get discouraged and don't want to hear anything positive. I hate when I am in that state. I've been going through some tough times (as we all do) and have grown tired during the wait. I had family and friends constantly encouraging me, praying with me, and I also put on a facade so others wouldn't know what I was going through. Then I got to a point where I felt like if I was to try to reach up, I would still be scraping the bottom. But the interesting part was, I could see the sun shining from afar.....I just didn't want to wait. I wanted immediate satisfaction. Thank God for friends/family that don't give up on you. A friend of mine reminded me of what Jesus went through. The promise of suffering is not an easy pill to swallow, but there are things that come along with that. Jesus suffered so that a measly, wretched, sinful, creature as myself, could live eternally with Him. He loves us so much that he suffered being lied on, talked about, beaten, hung, spit on, tortured, (need I go on) so that we can have everlasting life in heaven with Him. So, after thinking about His wait from birth to crucifixion/death to being raised from the dead, surely I can get through the "waiting" part. I also have to understand that at the end of the waiting period, the end result may not be what I want it to be but it's all working out for His perfect Will.
So while you're waiting, continue to keep your eye on the Lord. It will get tough, if you feel like crying..cry. Cry out to the Lord. Allow the encouragement from friends and family to strengthen you, because it's only God using them to remind you that He is there.

This song is very encouraging during those waiting periods. Keep on believing.

While You Wait Lyrics

Joe Pace & The Colorado Mass Choir

Verse 1:
While you wait,
you might have to stand in the rain.
While you wait,
there may be some heartache and pain.

Chorus 1:
While you're watiting for your promises
to be fulfilled in your life,
remember God is not late,
so just praise Him while you wait, wait.

Verse 2:
While you wait,
your friends may not stay by your side.
While you wait,
your eyes may ache from the tears you've cried.

Chorus 1

Weeping may endure for a night,
but joy comes with the morning light.
God's never late,
so praise Him while you wait,
while you wait.

Verse 4:
While you wait,
you can hold your head up high.
While you wait,
know that very soon you will fly.

Chorus 2:
While your waiting for your promises
to be fulfilled in your life,
remember God's never late,
so just praise Him while;
God's never late,
so just praise Him while;
God's never late,
so just praise Him while you wait,
wait, wait.

While you wait,
keep on believin',
keep on believin.


  1. Hello Lakisha,

    Waiting is never easy, no matter what it is we are waiting for. Waiting for a light to turn green when driving, waiting in line at a store, waiting when stuck in a traffic jam, or when in labor, waiting to give birth, and I could go on and on. However, I would think, that waiting on the Lord to answer our prayer, or to send guidance, when we are in dire need of it, would be one of the most difficult examples of waiting. Even though we have a history with the Lord, that He may not come when we want Him to, He always comes on time, it still can be difficult to wait!

    The word of God says, "In your patience, possess ye your souls." Isaiah 40:31 tells us, "But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." I wouldn't be surprised if one of your friends had already reminded you of this Scripture. There is a blessing, even in our waiting period. Sometimes God may answer us instantaneously, while at other times His answer may be wait a while, yes, or no. However, if we have put all of our trust in Him, and if we have given our Sovereign God complete control over our lives, no matter what the answer is, we must know that it is working out for our good.

    There are a couple of articles on my blog, that may be helpful to you. One is titled, "There's Purpose Behind the Pain", and the other, on the recent articles list is titled, "Unanswered Prayer." (I would not say that all of this particular article, applies to your situation.) When you get a moment, perhaps you would like to take a look. If not, God bless you, and while you are waiting, give God the praise! Even in our waiting, He is still worthy of the praise!

    Take care.


  2. Thanks for the encouragement. You actually quoted my favorite scripture! Again, thanks and I will read the blogs.