There was something I wanted badly recently but didn’t get it. It wasn’t until later when something better came along that I realized that if I had received what I wanted I would have missed what God had planned. I sat and thought about this and begun to really realized why in scripture we are urged and reminded to wait on God and not be so anxious.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philipians 4:6-7.
I know the Bible tells us to not be anxious but anxiety still finds its way in somehow (through worrying really, another thing we’re told in the Bible not to do). Matthew 6:25-34 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.”)
Anxiety and fear are not from God because God never gave us that kind of spirit. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
No matter what we pray and ask God for, trusting and believing He is able to do it, we have to remember to wait for Him. Patience is truly a virtue and it is a fruit of the Spirit, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:2-23
God is wise and has declared the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), so we can rest assured trusting in Him to know exactly when it’s the right time to do something. I realized how silly I was trying to jump ahead. Some of the things God doesn’t give us we gotta thank Him for. Thank God for the things He does and what He hasn’t done, be thankful always, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Give thanks with a grateful heart.
“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. WAIT on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; WAIT, I say, on the Lord. ” Psalm 27:13-14.
“Although you say you do not see Him, yet justice is before Him, and you must WAIT for Him. ” Job 35:14.