Because you are preparing for the PUSH. The revelation. The answer. The deliverance. You are preparing for what God decides is best for you–his son or daughter. Don’t get itchy feet, but while you wait, speak to yourself and God.
This was David’s inner conversation as he waited:
“Hear my voice when I call, Lord; be merciful to me and answer me. My heart says of you, ‘Seek his face!’ Your face, Lord, I will seek.” (Psa. 27:8)
You have a track record with God. He knows all about your spiritual wanderings and feels your ache for practical, concrete intervention now. Only you and God are privy to your request, and it’s time to lower expectations in your own abilities to “solve” problems. Instead, amplify your expectations in Jesus Christ.
David said it so simply in Psa. 27:13-14:
“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
David couldn’t see or feel God working on his problem, but he reminded himself that prayers never gestate in the ether. In God’s perfect time, David expected to SEE the goodness of the Lord blast into the real world. In the meantime, he prepared his heart to receive whatever solutions God delivered.
Today, in our present troubling circumstances, let’s turn our focus Christ-ward and trust our most intimate expectations to him–our hope and deliverer.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13)