Why The Heck is it So Hard to be Patient? Verse of the Week: Isaiah 30:18

Every Monday I decide on a verse for the week. A lot of the times they have some meaning behind it on what I am going through in life. Sometimes it is just a verse that I read during the week that really spoke to me or I heard it in a sermon. Either way they all have meaning that I feel like need to be explained. This week’s verse of the week is: 

Isaiah 30:18

“So the Lord must wait for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.”

I feel like I am one of the most impatient people out there. Not lying, that is a true and honest thought. I feel like I am constantly waiting on everything I have ever prayed for or wanted in my life. Little by little they start to come but I usually want then right then and there when I pray for it. We have been walking through this home buying process for close to a year and it has been one of the biggest tests to my patience. This has been the main thing we have wanted during this time in our life and just nothing has worked out the way we thought it would. You start to hit these pockets of discouragement and feeling like maybe this isn’t the right time. But this market shows no sign of slowing down so you just have to keep pushing till that right house is right in front of you. 

Is there something in your life that you are being impatient about? You ever just want something to happen for you right after you pray about it or just some kind of sign that you are on the right path? It could literally be anything, new job, new car, new house or getting pregnant or even trying to adopt? When you are working towards something it seems like the days go by slower because you are constantly looking around for your blessing instead of just putting your trust in God. 

You ever see those quotes that mention to not pick up what you have already laid at God’s feet. This is one of those moments. God is waiting for you to give over control (again) for the thing you are trying to be patient for. Why have you not come to Him yet? Why are you not handing over what is giving you so much anxiety? Being patient is not easy especially when we live in a microwave society, meaning we want things within minutes or even seconds. That’s not quite how this walk of faith works and that is why being patient is so dang hard. We have to understand that God knows exactly what we need and when we need it. 

God is going to come through for us regardless of what we are seeing on the outside. I constantly have to remind myself that God is working behind the scenes. We may feel like absolutely nothing is happening, but it is. We must wait for His help; trusting is not easy, but it is so worth it. It has become clear that God’s purpose for our lives has almost nothing to do with the plan we thought we had for our lives so why are we constantly trying to force a narrative that He never created us to have. 

Steps to getting whatever blessing God has for us: Pray – Give it to God – DO NOT take it back from God –TRUST & BE PATIENT – Wait for His help

Some things to think about & journal if you are feeling spunky:

  • What is something you are praying for to happen in your life?
  • Are you being impatient when it comes to waiting for the answer to that prayer?
  • Are you going to follow the steps above and let God be in control for real?!

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