Encouraging Words – Waiting
The water receded steadily from the earth. At the end of the hundred and fifty days the water had gone down.
GENESIS 8:3 (NIV)
The waters of the great flood covered the earth for 150 days. It was 40 days after that before Noah opened a window on the ark. How dark, smelly and confining it must have been in the ark for all those days. How difficult (and frightening) that wait must have been.
Waiting is one of the most difficult things we will ever be asked to do. Waiting can prompt us to fret, to stew, to become anxious, even to rebel. Waiting patiently does not come easily to any of us – especially when we are suffering. Yet without developing this trait in our lives, we can never hope to enjoy God’s greatest blessings – nor will we ever become a great blessing to someone in need who finds themselves in God’s waiting room.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles, they run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind.
ISAIAH 40:31 (THE MESSAGE)
ON THE JOURNEY WITH YOU,
JAN & DAVE DRAVECKY