The receptionist on the other end of the phone said “Let me check if he has any
availability today and if not, we’ll have to put you on his calendar for next week.”
Impatience pushed her response: “I can’t wait; I need to get these invoices out like
yesterday. Can you please just connect me to Charles who helps us with
How many times are we asked to wait for one thing or another? Thanks for joining
us for Wednesday’s Word with Kim Evinda and Trench Classes United. Today’s blog
is a great reminder that life’s answers for many lessons are found in the waiting.
“Let me see if Charles is available.”
Thank you she replied.
As she waited, she realized that she could struggle and strive in the waiting, or she
could lean in, look and/or learn while waiting. She wasn’t new to this concept of
waiting and yet, she couldn’t help but think she was missing something truly
meaningful about it because she just wasn’t getting any better at it.
Her thoughts travelled to almost three years ago when her life had taken a drastic
turn towards a life-changing tragedy. She had been reading a book whose author
had been going thru the same type of tragedy and had endured for three years the
pain, suffering and uncertainty as God worked in and through it.
The receptionist’s voice interrupted her thoughts. “Let me connect you to Charles.”
Within minutes her problem was resolved. She thanked him and returned to her
She remembered practically yelling out to God and her words haunted her with a
sense of humility: “I WILL NOT GO THRU THIS FOR THREE YEARS, GOD! Don’t
ask me to wait that long. I can’t; I just can’t.”
And here she was, three and a half years later…waiting for the promises that God
had made her. She was still a bit confused in the waiting, but confusion no longer
stole from her infusion of His steadfastness, His love and His grace.
Yes in this SOAR (Season of Adultery Recovery), she was learning the steps of
waiting that He had begun to show her when the nightmare first began:
1. Waiting requires surrendering our right to understand it all
2. Surrendering will enable us to lean into Him
3. Leaning into Him will increase our trust in Him and help us to take Him at His
word – we cannot experience the presence of God without experiencing the
peace of God
4. And finally, when we experience His presence, this enables us to stop looking
left or right, and change our focus from the waiting to the One who carries us
through the waiting.
Psalm 27:14 tells us to wait on the Lord and He will strengthen our hearts.
Psalms 37:7 says to rest in the Lord…wow, have you ever thought of waiting as
Habakkuk 2:3 says: For the vision [is] yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak,
and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. Oh that I
wouldn’t be found off course so as to miss it!
Yes, friends, God will do as He promises in His time, but oftentimes there’s a period
of waiting that has so much for us.
Waiting in His Grace,