For the final entry in the Worth the Wait series, we are landing somewhere I think the Lord always knew we were headed. I don’t know what you are in the wait for or what you have been praying for, but the waiting journey is a meaningful part of the process, part of learning to trust God no matter your circumstances, and today I wanted to share about trusting God no matter the outcome.
See, while we wait we are not guaranteed the answer we’ve asked for. Oh, the Lord will answer, to be sure, but it may be in a way we didn’t expect and it may be in a way we won’t like. But God -two of my favorite words in the Bible and in my faith walk- is always working for the good of those who love Him, even if in the end things don’t turn out the way we were expecting.
Philippians 4: 8-9 says
“Finally brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable –if anything is excellent or praiseworthy– think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me — put into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
We can wish and hope and pray all day, and it is true that a hope deferred makes the heart sick, but I encourage you friends to list your joys. Look back over this waiting season and write down where God has shown up and the blessings He has provided along the way. Take note of what you have learned and thank Him for it.
The God of peace promises to be with us every step of the way, no matter what His answer is in the end.