We kicked off a sermon series last Sunday called Waiting on God. Waiting is certainly one of the things we do in life and likely one of the things we struggle with also. It is hard to wait, isn’t it? A question I posed to us last Sunday was this: how well do we wait?
Often, we might view waiting as useless or unproductive. We get restless and feel like nothing is happening. This was the case for Abram and Sarai in the book of Genesis. They were waiting on God to fulfill the promise made to them for having a child. Through that child and Abram and Sarai’s descendants, the people would be a great blessing and all people on earth would be blessed through them.
Abram and Sarai did not wait well. After waiting ten years, they finally decided to take matters into their own hands and produce a child through their servant, Hagar. Once Hagar became pregnant, things disintegrated relationally between Abram, Sarai, and Hagar.
Waiting well is something we can learn to do and be mindful of so that our waiting is not useless, but instead, useful and purposeful. This Sunday, we’ll look at what we can do to wait well and how we can keep our focus on God during those times. What are you waiting on today? This week? This year? Is there something you’ve been praying to God about in your life that you have not yet received clarity around? Waiting is natural and inevitable in life. God’s promise is that he is always with us, no matter what. Bless you all and see you soon!