Wait With Perseverance

There have been times in my life, when I wanted something so much, yet I could not see it anywhere. Not even a trace. All I had was hope. I got to a point, where I had to make a decision. I could give up. Or, I could decide to fervently pray for what I wanted.

In Romans, there is a verse that says that we hope for something that we do not see, we need to eagerly wait for it with perseverance. I picture a small child waiting to open presents on Christmas morning. The child does not see presents before going to bed, yet can barely contain excitement for Christmas morning in anticipation of presents being under the tree.

But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
–Romans 8:25 (NKJV)

Are you waiting for something that you do not see? A Godly man to marry? A baby? A house? A job? Restored health? The meaning of ‘perseverance’ is the persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. The waiting can be excruciating. Based on experience, the waiting is so much easier when you pray to God. Every day. Give it all to God. Tell God your worries, your fears and unload it all. God can handle it. He will take your burdens and give you peace. Then, you have to wait. You have to have faith that God will answer your prayers in his perfect timing. You have to be like a child awaiting Christmas morning. You need to eagerly wait for what you do not see, hoping to see it one day. It is time to wait with perserverance.

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