We will wait
Do you go through times where you feel that God is no longer in the business of blessing?
I know that I meet many people during my day who feel this way. There are examples in the Bible where God removes His hand of blessing from time to time based on the rejection of His followers. King David,in one of his Psalms, spoke of travelling through a desert when he tried to speak of his relationship with God at the moment. I have heard others describe their prayer life as if the heavens were made of brass.
Others are so determined to re-engage with God they will even resort to fasting, giving up favourite things – to no avail as the troubles and conflicts of life continue to pile up.
But I do think that is where our problems start … we listen to other people … looking for encouragement and getting the wrong kind or getting judged – those are usually the two outcomes.
The prophets of God had the best advice – wait – and that is a very difficult thing to do.
While waiting – people die because of poor health, war, famine, and disease.
While waiting there is a lot of crying, pain, feelings of complete abandonment and rejection.
While waiting the absence of peace is overwhelming at times and there is wonder if we will ever experience it again.
While waiting we settle down, we confess, we ask God not to hate us, we ask Him to remember to glorify His name through us, to remember His promise to bless us.
While waiting we know full well that there is no other God, there is only God, and we are determined to wait for Him to help us and we tell Him so.
Then somehow, as Isaiah documents so well, at some point, as King David clearly spells out, we start walking, then we run then we start flying and we are never tired and we are energized with boundless capacity, enabled to do what we could not do before because of only one fact – we waited.