Sunday, December 15, 2013

Waiting on God

Have you ever noticed that waiting on someone else is so much more annoying than when someone is waiting on you?

When someone is waiting on me, I have control. I know I’ll deliver on what I said I would do. But when I’m waiting on someone else, I can’t be sure of the outcome. Best case scenario, I wait and the other person comes through, even if it’s a little late. Worst case scenario, the other person doesn’t follow though and I’m left waiting with something left undone.

When I’m waiting on God, it feels like I have no control.

I can’t control when He’ll fix a situation or a person.

I can’t control when God’s right time will be.

I can’t control when or where I’ll hear from Him or how He’ll call me.

And it’s annoying because from what I can see if I’m asking, then it must be the right time!

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In Christ,


  1. The crux of faith living, eh? May He continue to widen our capacity to trust Him even when we cannot see.

    1. " widen our capacity to trust Him even when we cannot see." Well said Amy!

  2. Great thoughts about waiting Laura. I do think that is why waiting for the fulfillment of dreams and promises is so challenging, we have no control over the outcome. But thankfully, He does. Nice to visit from Michelle's link up, hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  3. Oh man the control gets me every time.

    I am grateful for your wise words, Laura, and for your faithful participation in the #HearItUseIt community. Christmas blessings to you and your loved ones, friend.

  4. True confession...I hate to wait on other people! But I am so glad that God was willing to wait on me. Great post, Laura. Merry Christmas.

  5. thank you so much. I always click on your blog because it always has something amazing and encouraging for my heart.. this was particularly powerful.. thank you! I often read your stuff to my friends!


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