"Use this waiting time to cement the friendship with Me, and to increase your knowledge of Me"I found this to be so profound! What is the most frustrating part of a trial, besides not knowing the answers to solve the problem? The "waiting!" We know that God has a plan and purpose for what we are going through and we're impatient to be done with it, because it hurts and is uncomfortable! But, oh, the waiting!
Well, this is some sound advice. Get to know Jesus better in this time. "Cement" your relationship with Him! By reading His word, spending time in prayer listening for Him, praising, worshiping, thankfulness, etc.
Its in the doing of these things that God reveals Himself to us and we grow in understanding and wisdom. Now this is using the 'waiting' time effectively and when God moves in our circumstances, we are stronger, firmer in faith, more sure of our God and more at peace. Our relationship with Him is deeper.
James 2 v 23: And the scripture was fulfilled which says, "Abraham believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness". And he was called the friend of God.
If anyone in the bible was known for 'waiting' I'd say it was Abraham - and - he was called the friend of God! Well, maybe because he spent the 'waiting' time getting to know God more!
Yes, instead of tapping our fingers in frustration in the 'waiting time', get to know God better instead! He may surprise you!
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