Life has different stages of waiting.
There is that gnawing demand on the mind as we wait.
It seems like so much of time we are sitting in a waiting room – that place where I tend to become frustrated with inefficiency and inaction. With myself, with others. And yes, at times . . . even God.
Some of the times of waiting are in anticipation of something good happening – the birth of a new little baby. The excitement of looking towards starting a new chapter in life.
Some times it is that vast area of waiting for God’s timing in a specific situation or circumstance in my life, the lives of my family, of my friends.
Then there is the waiting room where I kneel praying for the Prodigal. It’s often a very lonely place where well-meaning people seem to slip in and out of as time wears on. It is a seemingly ending vastness of time ticking away – time slipping away.
And yet another sweet reminder comes that God meets me in the timelessness . . .
and in that time of waiting, He continues to bless me with strength, and joy, and power.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
Wait patiently with Me while I bless you. Don’t rush into My Presence with time-consciousness gnawing at your mind. I dwell in timelessness: I am, I was, I will always be. For you, time is a protection; you’re a frail creature who can handle only twenty-four-hour segments of life. Time can also be a tyrant, ticking away relentlessly in your mind. Learn to master time, or it will be your master.
Though you are a time-bound creature, seek to meet Me in timelessness. As you focus on My Presence, the demands of time and tasks will diminish. I will bless you and keep you, making My Face shine upon you graciously, giving you Peace.
(from Jesus Calling)