there’s this song by shane & shane called “waiting room” and one part of the song says:
Lord i know if i change my mind
You will change my heart in time
Sovereign Lord this time’s from You
so i sit in the waiting room of silence
cause its all about You
i’ve been thinking a lot lately about waiting. and what it means to wait.
and not just to wait, but to wait silently. to not speak of things that i’m waiting for or longing for, but to keep them to myself for now, to ponder them quietly, and to wait for the answer to reveal itself.
in her book Passion and Purity, Elisabeth Eliot writes:
“S.D. Gordon, in his Quiet Talks on Prayer, describes waiting. It means:
Steadfastness, that is holding on;
patience, that is holding back;
expectancy, that is holding the face up;
obedience, that is holding one’s self in readiness to go or do;
listening, that is holding quiet and still so as to hear.
How long, Lord, must I wait?
Never mind, child. Trust Me.”
trust. that is one of the key parts of waiting. because usually, when we are waiting for something, it means we are trusting God that it will come at the right time. he has made everything beautiful...in its time. timing is key. and waiting is essential.
and most often, waiting is not always easy…but it is always worth it.
for my hope and expectation are from Him.”