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Just Waiting On The Lord

I have found that one of the hardest things in my life as a christian is patience and waiting on the Lord for answer to prayer. Does anyone else have trouble with this?

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 ---Cynthia on 8/27/07
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If you ask around - you will find MANY people who belong to this club (finding it hard to wait on the Lord to answer prayer). I have been a believer for 4 decades and I still have trouble with this issue. It seems that the waiting develops patience! Grace & Peace to you.
---Samuel on 9/7/07

Perhaps our struggles with waiting arise in part from our perception of 'waiting'. If we could add to our understanding of 'waiting' the idea of it being also as if we were waiters...serving our King, while we also await answers to prayers, we might find the time passing a little more quickly between when we prayed for something and when we see the answer manifested. :-)
---Deborah on 8/29/07

Cynthia we're very close in age. I was a blaspheming atheist who didn't like those hypocritical christians. Thats where I was the day He saved me - oh how surprised I was. Over 20 years now and I still am amazed that he cared for me just as I was.
---Andrea on 8/28/07

Yes...patience is a weakness and a stronghold in my life. But we must learn to wait on the Lord. It is scary because we want answers to our prayers and problems,right away. Yesterday! But God work on His own timetable. We cannot hurry God. We must wait and do what we can to bring good results to our prayers. Then the rest is up to God.
---Robyn on 8/28/07

Hi Andrea, no I do not mind you asking me how old I am . I will be 52 this year. I am somewhat better at being patient than I was when I first recieved Jesus as my Lord and Savior, almost nine years ago. But only the saving power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ could have changed me from a God hater to a born again child of God who is in love with our Lord, Jesus Christ. Glory to God.
---Cynthia on 8/28/07

It would probably be better to ask if anyone 'does not' have trouble with this. God is known for making people wait - 40 years - 100 years - we are finite and do not see the beginning from the end. It is an exercise in faith (conditioning) to wait on the Lord.

Can I ask you how old you are. I think it gets easier as you get older.
---Andrea on 8/28/07

greetings.Patience is spiritual.We ,while biting our nails in anticipation for the great return we must maintain preparedness.Our lamps where our true light burns brightly must be continually kept in check so that our light does not go out.
---earl on 8/28/07

It helps to first not even pray, when I wake up, but be quiet while God gets through to me and makes me nicely quiet and sensitive to Him. Refusing to listen to all those thoughts demanding my attention to what to do, today. It's **God's*** day, for You to create and me to discover by submitting to You, all through the day. How You make us able to do this.
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/28/07

"With my soul I have desired you in the night,
Yes, by my spirit within me I will seek You early"
(in Isaiah 26:9)

"Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth." (Colossians 3:2) "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." (Romans 8:6)
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/28/07

more or less, Cynthia > I can seem to be doing good at waiting on the LORD, with the "rest for your souls" that Jesus guarantees us (in Matthew 11:29) while we obey Him. But then I can get into boasting myself over people who have problems with stress and depression and hurts and unforgiveness > THIS self-righteous criticizing which I can do is NOT waiting on the LORD.
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/28/07

At times, I find it challenging, but then I look back and realize that I am more able to wait and trust Him now than years ago. It takes reminding myself that He is in control, and He knows what is best for me. I am not a poster child for patience, but I am much better at it than before.
---Trish9863 on 8/27/07

Oh boy. God has told me in no uncertain terms to wait on a certain prayer. I have been praying for this for over 3 months and still I hear Him telling me to wait. It is very hard because Satan wants us to jump in and do it ourselves but we have to have dicipline to let God work in His own time. Keep praying and reading the Bible.
---Patti on 8/27/07

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