Waiting for the Answer

Don’t fear or resent the waiting periods in your life. These are the very gardens where the seeds of faith blossom. Whenever circumstances stimulate you to deepen your faith, don’t resist them; instead embrace them willingly. Elisabeth Elliot said in Passion and purity:

“I do know that waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.”

Whenever the ‘unanswered question’ captures your mind… take a moment to commit that care where it belongs. As First Peter 5:7 says, ‘Casting all your anxiety upon Him, because He cares for you.’

Lady in Waiting by Debby Jones and Jackie Kendall

Are you in a waiting period?

I find myself seeking answers more during a waiting period. The seeking might start as a desire JUST for the answer to my question, but God is gracious to give me more of Him in spite of my motives. I’m praying for the focus to seek Him first…

Seeking in the Waiting,
Ginger