Here’s why waiting is important and it’s not the exception to the rule. It is normal and if you experienced it, you are in good company. The question is, “What is the effect of waiting?” Does it draw us closer to God or send us staight into self-sufficiency thinking somehow God will catch up as we go our own way? In modern society we very much live in a fast paced world and in a market that caters to what we want precisely when we want it. From instant news on television to the internet to handheld devices as well as other things, all encourage this culture of immediacy. Our companies expect immediate responses from us, our friends wonder what’s wrong if we delay a response to a text message or a post on facebook. And we often expect answers from God the same way and in accordance with our schedule. In Faith that Waits we discuss personal experience and biblical examples of waiting.
Think about it. Moses waited 40 years in Midian before he was sent to Egypt to free the Hebrews. The Hebrews waited 430 years to be delivered. David waited 13 years after Samuel anointed him all the while running from Saul who wanted to kill him. Abraham waited 25 years for Isaac. Joseph… The bible is full of stories about waiting on God, sometimes in the most difficult of circumstances. But because we might have to wait, it does not mean we do nothing. And, importantly, all that we do intersects with what is happening in the lives of others around us, those with whom we might come to serve, or various events in our environments or even the world. God’s timing and His plan is what brings it all together – a great symphony at the Master’s hand. I’ve come to learn this is so much more complicated than my own little slice of the world. In Faith that Waits you will be encouraged with frank, honest discussion about this part of walking with God.
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