Today’s Truth

“And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said.”

(Luke 12:11-12, NLT)

Friend to Friend

This morning my husband laughed when he looked in his coffee cup. I had no idea why…

A little before the laughing, I had asked him, “Do you want cream?”

He said, “Yes.” So, while he was looking away, I poured in the cream. Then, I handed him the coffee, basically saying—here you go. But, when he looked down, he didn’t see anything, so he started laughing.

“Where’s my cream?” he asked. We stood there looking at the coffee.

And after a few seconds, the cream rose up to the top. Only then could my husband see what he couldn’t see before—the cream that was already there. He just had to wait for it.

Some of us are nearly there. We just have to wait for it…just a little more.

There is something rising to the top.

Think of Jesus. Things looked dark in the tomb, but then He rose up to new light. And think of Lazarus. Everything was dim when he was dead, but then there was life. Then there’s David. He hid out in caves, only to later reign as King. Even the Israelites were enslaved and, after a time, set free to head off to their Promised Land.

The best things take time. Just as honey isn’t ready before the bees have done their work, likewise, the sweetest things take time to make.

So, we need never give up hope on day 6 when God’s answer is coming on day 7. Never start cursing God when He is working together a greater glory for our lives. Never think He won’t show up…when He is working things out.

At one point on their journey, Jesus told his disciples and friends to wait for a word. He said, “And when you are brought to trial in the synagogues and before rulers and authorities, don’t worry about how to defend yourself or what to say, for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what needs to be said” (Luke 12:11-12, NLT).

Jesus knew that at the proper time, they’d get proper words. But they had to wait for him to show up. They had to trust that Jesus would be faithful to His word. They had to believe the promise, and trust that He’d give them what they needed at just the right time.

Do you trust God to give you what you need at just the right time?

God’s timing is always right on time, no matter how you feel in the meantime. Keep hoping. Look up. Keep trusting your Father. He loves you.

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, give me the power to wait well, to hope in you continually, and to trust you endlessly. Please bring breakthrough in my life. I don’t always know the best way, but you do. In this, I surrender afresh. I die to my ways and agree with yours. I trust you.
In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Now It’s Your Turn

  • What area in your life are you waiting for something to come through?
  • What can you do instead of worrying or becoming afraid that things won’t work out?

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12 Responses to “I’m Tired of Waiting!”

  1. Bernadette says:

    Thank you for this. God is speaking to me.

  2. carol says:

    I’m usually the “worry girl”.
    Small saying I heard, states it best, “worrying is like a rocking chair. You go back an forth, but it doesn’t get you anywhere”.
    I do know, that in this time we all are experiencing, God’s timing IS the perfect time, to create the better tomorrow. I, just have to keep doing the small efforts to make up some of the things, God is using to make bigger, better results.

  3. Kelly Balarie says:

    Bernadette, I am so thankful to hear that God is speaking to you. Thank you, Jesus!

  4. Kelly Balarie says:

    Ain’t that the truth, Carol. It gets you nowhere. What a waste worrying is!

  5. Anna Beth says:

    Thank you so much for this! I needed this so much today. My husband and I have battled infertility for over 3 years (we are starting the IVF process in a week and a half). I find myself always in a “waiting game” with it too and just know that I need to not worry and trust.

  6. Erika says:

    Thank you for sharing! This devotional was perfect for me today! My husband and I have also dealt with infertility for almost 6 years now and have been through the IVF process 2 times. Both times we were blessed with a precious miracle and both pregnancies unfortunately ended in miscarriage. After waiting for years it feels like FOrEvEr but I am reminded daily to have hope and to remember I may be on day 6 so I won’t give up because he may show up in unexpected great ways on day 7! Continue to have hope! I will keep you in my prayers! Continue to remember throughout the IVF process that God has it all under control! That helped me stress less about the meds! And weirdly enjoy the process! Know that this process will make you stronger together and bring you closer to the Lord as you trust Him!

  7. Pam says:

    Thank you for this word today. I am awaiting an answer to prayer and growing weary. I needed a reminder both to trust God for this and that his timing is perfect. It “can’t” be answered until tomorrow as that is when the situation will happen and making myself anxious today is not trusting him to handle it.

  8. Imogen says:

    Thank you for this devotion, was quite perfect the “timing” of it. Struggling in my wait for a husband but I’m confident God will come through, it’s the waiting that’s really hard. These affirmations really help!

  9. Carrie says:

    I’ve been praying for the same thing for 45 years. I remember being 5 and hoping, believing, God would hear me and finally answer my prayers. I’m still childless & single at 50, in a wheelchair and permanently disabled – so I know I’ll never get a husband (prayer #2). Last week, I had to put down my dog after 11 1/2 glorious years learning how to love God with joy, obedience, and compassion. I honestly don’t know how to live without my constant companion. So I find myself praying that same 45-year old prayer – to get out of my fearful, tortured, miserable, hopeless, loveless life. And it’s been 8 days, 10 hours, and 38 minutes. I don’t want to wait anymore. What do you say to people when God’s answer is clearly “No”?

  10. Michelle says:

    Praying that You will see Gods as the Lifter of your head! I’m so so sorry about your precious dog! May the lord heal your hurt and loneliness my dear girl. I’ve been praying for a husband for soooo long. We need to support each other in this problem. Oh God please hear our prayers for a good man as a helpmate!

  11. Nancy says:

    Praying for all of us waiting on God. May God give us courage, peace and comfort while waiting. I have been praying for 5 years for a positive change in my children and that they come back to God. I believe that this will eventually happen. Knowing God is in charge gives me hope that He is taking care of my request.

  12. Rachel says:

    At what point do you just give up? My heart and soul can’t keep wondering if I am at “day 6.” If God’s answer is “no” then all the waiting is not going to change His mind! So how long do we wait? Waiting for several things over the last few years. Seems His answer is always”no.” I don’t know what He has in store for me.

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