But the God of the Bible tells us to be still and wait on Him. He does not tell us to be passive and to do nothing but He wants us to actively put our hope in Him everyday. It is when we wait with hope and quietly then we can hear His voice. Even when we keep rushing and making our lives busy with all the good things we do, He calls us to wait on Him. It is when we choose to believe that God is God who works in His time for the best of His beloved, we can be still and wait on Him to work on our lives: our family, our career, our future, etc.
We can persuade God but we can never push Him to do things out of His time. Sarah pushed her husband to work on their own to fulfill God’s promises regarding their promised child and it only brings separation and heart break to the family. But still God blessed Abraham and did not forget His promise to him.
Are you hoping and waiting on God’s answers for situations in your lives? Never stop trusting Him, only when we live in obedience and have a willing heart and ear then we can listen to Him speaking to our lives. He who kept His promise to Abraham will not fail us.
Psalm 37: 7 Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him
Psalm 62:5 I wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him (NLT)
- Jenni Wang