Daily Delight

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Life is filled with seasons of waiting. Think about it. We aren’t born walking or talking. No, we have to wait to grow and mature. We can’t (or at least shouldn’t) drive a car as soon as we want to. You have to practice and pass a test before you can do that at a certain age. Life is filled with waiting for things that we want. I feel like I’ve been in a waiting season my whole life. I am currently single and have always been single. Opportunities have come up, but haven’t exactly panned out. This kind of waiting seems hopeless and pointless. I can’t see how dating or marrying someone could be something that happens for me. I admit in this waiting season, my faith has been tested with lies of unworthiness and doubt that God sees or cares about my situation.

As I continue to wait on something that may or may not come, I am drawn to the story of Abraham and Sarah. Abraham was 75 years old when the Lord promised him that he and Sarah would have a child. For 75 years, they waited to have a child and when all hope seemed lost, God comes and gives them hope. Which is CRAZY. But then God makes them wait another 25 years before fulfilling the promise. I’ve often wondered what that must have been like, waiting on God that long. Knowing my tendency, I would’ve gone through a consistent cycle of complete trust to doubt to hopelessness to anger to fear. How quickly I forget what God is capable of. But Abraham doesn’t do the things that I normally do. Romans 4:19-20 (NLT) says, And Abraham’s faith did not weaken, even though, at 100 years old of age, he figured his body was as good as dead – and so was Sarah’s womb. Abraham never wavered in believing God’s promise. In fact, his faith grew stronger, and in this he brought glory to God. Abraham was strengthened in the century that he had to wait. He knew how old he was and Sarah’s womb was dead but he realized that God had the power to do what mere mortals could not and trusted that He would. He drew strength knowing that God was could come through at any moment. We are each “waiting” on something. Strengthen yourself in the Lord, pursue Him, meditate on His Word. Let your faith grow so that you might bring glory to God.

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About the Author

Sarah Robinson≫ ≫Sarah, originally from Atlanta, currently teaching high school history in Nashville. Sarah loves all things cooking and playing hostess. She believes that something special happens when people gather together for a meal. Sarah believes in the value of deep, authentic relationships rooted in the love of God. She is a dreamer and envisions one day writing books, adopting precious babies, and feeding all who walk through her door. You can read some of her thoughts at itisforfreedom1@blogspot.com and check her on Instagram at @sarobinson13


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