Wait for it

Clock WatchingI don’t know about you, but I get kind of impatient.  I remember as a kid having trouble waiting for the moment on Christmas morning when we could open our presents.  On car rides I would be the one asking, “Are we there yet?”  As a grown up, I can’t wait for the next new gadget or the next software update.  And one of the things I have trouble waiting for most is the resolution of problems.  I want things fixed, and I want them fixed now.  The problem with my impatience is the fact that some things just take time.  If you pulled the cake out of the oven before it was done baking, you wouldn’t enjoy it all that much.

Over the years I have found something to be true.  God actually knows what He’s doing.  He knows just how long it takes for that cake to bake.  He knows the answer to “Are we there yet?”

The prophet Habakkuk wrote, Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry. (Habakkuk 2:2–3)

Habakkuk goes on to give us that marvelous truth that the “just” will “live by his faith”.  You might not see

the answer, but you can trust that God knows what He’s doing.  It’s not a bad thing to just “wait for it”