Confession 240: Wait and See

Recently, my husband and I took our oldest son to be seen by a medical specialist.  We had hoped in the course of our consultation to get some answers to some problems our son had been having.  We came in expecting a plan of action to be put into place.  Unfortunately, instead of walking away with answers, we only had more questions.  And our hoped for plan of action became a wait and see.  My husband and I left the doctor’s clinic feeling angry and frustrated, confused and discouraged.  What were we supposed to do now?

As Christians, we can sometimes have a similar experience in our walk with God.  We go to God seeking answers for problems that arise in our lives and come away with more questions.  We ask God to act and are told to wait and see.  It can be frustrating, unsettling, and discouraging when we perceive that God is not showing up in our lives when we need him most.  But it is also in those times of perceived silence or indifference from God that our faith can deepen and grow.  We have to dig down deep to our spiritual roots and find the promises that God has planted within our souls.  We have to remember God’s faithfulness to his people throughout the generations of time and choose to believe that even though we can’t see him, we can’t hear him, we can’t feel him that he is there working to bring about his perfect plan for us.  We have to settle ourselves to wait and see the victory that God is bringing in his way and in his time.

The Lord reigns forever;
    he has established his throne for judgment.
He rules the world in righteousness
    and judges the peoples with equity.  
 The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed,
    a stronghold in times of trouble.  
 Those who know your name trust in you,
    for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you. 
Psalm 9:7-10
My husband and I went back to our GP the day after meeting with the specialist.  He was able to give us answers where the specialist couldn’t.  He shared in our frustrations and developed a wait and see plan of action that we were comfortable with.  He reassured us and validated our feelings and concerns.  He took time to care for us.
How much more will God our Father care for us in all aspects of our life!  God knows what we are going through, he understands all of what we are feeling, he knows when we are scared or hurt or disappointed or confused.  And unlike our medical professionals, God is working on our problem before we realize we even have one!!   Although God may ask us to wait and see, he never stops working on our behalf.
I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.  
 Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:13-14
Blessings and Peace,