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Is there anything more annoying than being on hold? Maybe listening to someone chew with their mouth open, but other than that, nothing comes to mind. For a person who feels the need to be constantly on-the-go or who is permanently multitasking, being on hold is akin to having to walk across hot coals: brutal.
Well, that’s exactly where I’m at these days. I’m stuck on hold (minus the annoying elevator music). I’m waiting–not too patiently, I might add–for an answer from God about a particular subject. I’m tempted just to twiddle my thumbs or walk in circles in the meantime, but somehow, that doesn’t seem quite right. What should I do instead?
There are plenty of verses that mention waiting on God like Psalm 119:114, Psalm 130:5, Micah 7:7. All of these verses use the Hebrew word “yachal” which means “hope, wait expectantly.” So the good news is that, though I wait, I can wait expectantly knowing that God will be faithful to answer.
So, in the meantime, I’ll continue to study His Word and pray until I get that answer because (as I was reminded last week during my Bible-reading):
“I love the Lord because he hears my prayers and answers them. Because he bends down and listens, I will pray as long as I breathe.” Psalm 116:1 (TLB)
So I wait….expectantly.
What are you waiting for these days?