Have you ever taken matters into your own hands, making decisions based on what you thought was best; and later realized that everything appears to be falling apart? You realize suddenly that you made a very wrong decision and you don’t know how to undo things that have already happened. If you have been in this situation before, you’re not alone. Everyone makes wrong decisions every now and then, but that is mainly because we do not seek God to help us choose the right decision.
People are impatient these days. We don’t seem to find the time to do any ‘waiting’ whatsoever. We want everything right here, right now. The idea of taking a decision to the Lord in prayer and then waiting patiently for an answer seems too time-consuming for our busy schedules. Yet, waiting rooms can turn out to be great classrooms. Remember, God knows what’s best for us because He created us and He cares for us. If He does not give an immediate reply, there must be a reason which we may not know immediately, but in the future, we may realize that the wait was for a reason.
Some other times, God gives us an answer, but it’s an answer we don’t like nor understand. We may try to argue or reason with God, but we forget that we are just looking at a small fraction of a bigger picture. The Lord who created the Heavens and the earth, knows our pasts, present and our futures. He sees the bigger picture and He knows what He’s doing. We just have to let go and take a leap of Faith, knowing that God is in control of everything and that whatever decision He makes is always the wisest.
Jonny Diaz’s song ‘Waiting Room’ clarifies this notion. Whether the Lord’s answer is a ‘Yes’ or a ‘No’, we need to praise Him. The Lord who holds the whole world in His hands is too great to stumble or make mistakes. Trust Him – He knows what He’s doing.
Here in this waiting room yearning for You to say go
And though I’m convinced that a ‘Yes’ would be best,
This time You’re telling me ‘No’.
It’s not that I don’t have an answer
It’s just not the one that I like
But through this time, Lord, I must keep in mind
That You’re always wiser than I…
>> Because You have a much better purpose
And You have a far greater plan
And You have a bigger perspective
‘Cause You hold this world in your hands
The things that I seek are from You
Like the strong healing touch of your hand
But when You say ‘No’, help me trust even though,
There’s a reason I can’t understand
When that miracle comes ’cause Your answer is ‘Yes’,
I will praise you for all of my days
But when Your wisdom declares that a ‘No’ is what’s best
I will praise You just the same…
[This Youtube video has been uploaded by ‘Montage03’]
Once you’ve taken your decisions to the Lord in prayer, you need to still your heart and just wait for an answer. Be prepared wholeheartedly for any response. Take a leap of Faith, and watch God work a miracle through you. Remember, God says “they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength – they shall mount up with wings as eagles” (Isaiah 40:31) and be still, let the Lord fight your battles for you.(Exodus 14:14).