According to Dictionary.com, impatience is defined as the tendency to be impatient; irritability, agitation, restlessness, nervousness or anxiety. I am convicted of having felt most of these emotions in recent days– in combination with uncertainty and doubt.
During our “waiting” season, it is easy to grow weary and impatient and even question God as to when we will see the promises unfold. But today I am reminded that impatience is not pleasing to the Lord and will only further delay our blessings.
The Bible teaches us that the righteous shall live by His faith, and that without faith it is impossible to please God. The Old Testament shares an account of the Israelites having been released from captivity and on a journey to their promised land, and we see what should have ended in an 11-day journey result in a 40-year journey due to impatience and wavering faith.
I pray that you would bless each one of us reading this blog with renewed strength and unwavering faith. During the times when you are silent and we do not feel you near, let us understand that you are working behind the scenes and examining our hearts. May we hold onto the hem of your garment knowing and believing that He who has promised is faithful and true. Speak to us in the midnight hour and most of all, help us to do this right Lord. In Jesus name we pray.
And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it. For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:2-3 ESV ✨