“How much of human life is lost in waiting?” –Emerson
Most of us have been taught to wait on God in a way which separates us from him. We think we have to prove we’re good enough, and keep doing it until we’ve earned a drive-by visit from him.
But the word “wait” in the Bible isn’t passive, nor is it performance-driven. It means to entwine yourself in God’s presence, no matter what state you’re in. It’s wrapping yourself up in his peace, joy, kindness, goodness, and all the love he has for you. Truly waiting is acknowledging he’s not visiting, he’s abiding with you.
It doesn’t mean you have all the answers, but it does mean you can fully experience his grace as you search for the answers with him.
“Here’s what I’ve learned through it all: Don’t give up; don’t be impatient; be entwined as one with the Lord. Be brave and courageous, and never lose hope. Yes, keep on waiting—for he will never disappoint you!” (Psalm 27:14, TPT).