"Therefore, return to your God, Observe kindness and justice, And wait for your God continually."
~ Hosea 12:6
I don't know about you, but lately I have felt the significant presence of the word, "wait."
I know, as busy as I seem to be all the time, this word is not just a part of my prayer life, but in my tangible life as well.
I don't mind waiting. Actually, I've become quite good at doing just that.
The idea, or thought of waiting, in our culture is just not something that we value. I often think that's why we all seem to have difficulty with the process of waiting.
Oh, I'm like most folks. I can say I've learned to wait, but inside there is still the anxiety. Waiting on a committee. Waiting to hear about the next step for a project. Waiting, waiting, waiting....
The signpost needs to simply say, "wait upon the Lord."
Yes, I said it. The proverbial "It's God's timing."
That's the one day in Seminary I paid close attention because next to, "It was God's plan," is the punctuality of the Creator statements that we all have heard plenty of times. (Next to, "How are you?" "I'm fine" statements)
For any of us, the process and the educational presence of the idea of waiting is fundamental to our faith and daily life. At this point in my life I simply want to ask God why it has taken me so long to learn this!
Stay in God's grip!
G. Todd Williams (c) 2018
Rev. G. Todd Williams lives in the Houston metro area and is a Hospice Chaplain at Essential Hospice, Webster, Texas, and is an ordained Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) pastor.