Wait of the World

2 05 2008

Do you ever get those food cravings that just stick with you? For me, lately I have been haunted by the thought of ice cream. So the other night after we had eaten an amazing manicotti dinner my wife made, she tackled the dishes while I drove to Baskin Robbins to score some mint chocolate chip and nutty coconut.

 

Evidently half the world was in need of a cold sugary fix too because when I got there, the line was out the door and wrapped around the building. The massive turn-out was because they were having an ice cream sale, selling scoops for .31 cents each.

 

You’ve heard the saying that good things come to those who wait? Well, I wasn’t willing to wait over an hour for ice cream, so I didn’t get the good things. Instead I dreamed of double scoops all night.

 

Something that IS worth the wait however, is waiting on God. Isaiah 40:31 says, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount

up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

 

In that verse ‘wait’ means to have hopeful expectation. When we pray, we can be empowered with hope, fully expecting to (BE)TTER because God always answers us right on time.

 

Even though, to quote Tom Petty, “the waiting is the hardest part,” we can remain undaunted by what look like delays because God’s good things are worth the wait.

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