“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1 KJV)
Sometimes, the most difficult part about faith is the wait. It’s the patient, occasionally longer than anticipated, wait for the prayers we’ve uttered and the promises we’ve read to come into reality, that can throw a wrench in our plans.
But, it’s in this waiting, we let go and let God. It’s in these seasons of waiting we keep our eyes fixed on God and follow His direction. Besides, if things came exactly at the time we wanted and how we wanted it, we wouldn’t need faith. Instead, it takes faith to believe God is who He says He is, and that He will do what He promised, not when we think it’s best, but when it is best.
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (Hebrews 11:6 NIV)
If you are in a season of waiting on a prayer or promise to come to pass, I encourage you to wait well today. Wait with excitement and praise about what’s to come. Wait by continuing to pray faith-filled words in conversation with God. Wait with earnest expectation that God, the creator of everything, is bringing abstract hopes into reality as only He can.
“But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” (Romans 8:25 NIV)