Even When Your Patience Is Tested, Trust That 'He's In The Waiting'
Start writing a post

Even When Your Patience Is Tested, Trust That 'He's In The Waiting'

"God WHERE are you, I'm tired of waiting"

Even When Your Patience Is Tested, Trust That 'He's In The Waiting'

I recently found a Christian playlist on Spotify and hit "shuffle" listening as background music while I studied.

However, one song profoundly stuck out to me because of the lyrics. The song repeated over and over "He's in the waiting". I put studying on pause, looked up the lyrics and started to think about this and what it meant, it hit me hard.

Patience is something I struggle with, in fact it is one of my goal words for the year. I am a type A person who likes to have a plan for everything and when it comes to waiting, well that just isn't part of my plan because I want things to happen how I want them to happen, when I want them to happen. Waiting is uncomfortable and unpredictable. Not only that, but waiting can feel lonely. It feels like I'm just struggling out in the open, and leaves me to question, "God where are you?" However, as this song suggests, God is in fact there, in the waiting.

The incredible thing about God is that He's always there, believe it or not. Sometimes He allows us to struggle on our own and feel as though we are drowning for a bit, with the intention of growth and increased trust in Him. I came to find out the song I was listening to was "Take Courage" by Bethel Music. The lyrics of the song are,

Take courage my heart
Stay steadfast my soul
He's in the waiting
He's in the waiting
Hold onto your hope
As your triumph unfolds
He's never failing
He's never failing

Man, what convicting and powerful lyrics these are. Such a beautiful reminder this is that even when we feel as though we have been abandoned by God and forgotten about, He is right there, grace, salvation, hope and all, stretching us beyond our comfort zone and teaching us what it means to wait and find courage in the waiting.

It is by no means easy to trust in God in the waiting but I think that's the point. It is when we are uncomfortable, unsure and completely vulnerable that we grow and learn the most. I especially love the end of this verse, the reminder that He's never failing. It may feel that He is deserting you and leaving you to struggle alone but we should be reminded that in reality, He never has and never will fail us.

Maybe you're waiting for an acceptance letter to a college or special program you have worked hard to be a part of. Maybe you're awaiting a job offer, a person to spend the rest of your life with, an answer to a desperate prayer. Maybe you are almost to the point of giving up, frustrated with God and wondering where He could possibly be. Let this serve as a reminder that it really is in the waiting that we find God's unwavering, unconditional and sustaining love. He has an intricate and detailed plan for you and the remainder of your life so you are waiting for a reason, and no matter the outcome, find in courage in the fact that we are sustained by a never failing Father.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments