“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.”
We live in a “insta” this and that world. “Wait” is not a word that is well received as a answer to a request. How do you typically respond or feel after being told to wait? Maybe it’s like the response of my silly rescue dog ,Sol, when I tell her to wait and sit patiently while I get her food. Patiently is not how I would describe it. She sits, then she lays down, and when she is really patient she rolls over and sits back up wiggling and adjusting her weight as she licks her chops. It’s not easy to wait when we can see what we are hoping to receive let alone remain hopeful for what we can’t see.
The previous verses in Romans 8 bring to mind the waiting state that all of creation is in still today. A state of longing to be restored to God’s original perfect creation. When we have the hope of eternal salvation living in us we too are challenged to wait patiently for our promised completed transformation for eternity, the completion of our ultimate promise. But in the meantime we are to also find ourselves needing to patiently wait for the Lord in other areas of hope in our lives.
I don’t know what you are waiting on the Lord for but I pray you are strengthened by Him to wait patiently with hope for that which you have not grabbed hold of. Maybe you are waiting in hope for—- healing, justice, direction, provision, protection, confirmation or ……….be encouraged to not lose hope in the Lord for He is faithful and His timing is perfect.
What does our waiting look like?
Is it patiently enduring life or wiggling and readjusting?
Most importantly we have hope!!!
Be Alert~ Stay Strong~ Pray Always
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Proverbs 4:23 “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”