Patience requires giving up control, it means surrendering our perceived power. This is hard and scary for me. Yet, deep down, patience is also what our weary souls long for, what they are really hoping will be the outcome of all our efforts.
Patience isn’t just about time, it’s also about trust. It’s about saying, “I don’t have to be in control. I don’t have to hold the power because I know the One who does. And He is for me. He is always working on my behalf. And this means I don’t have to strive or reach for control.”
This is the true work of patience—not only to help us wait but to help us worship. To empty our hands and bend our knees and bow our heads. This is a wild, heart-freeing thing. Because what we want even more than to be in control is to be cared for by Someone who truly loves us.
And we are. We always have been. We forever will be.
Our God is good, and He loves us. Even when we can’t see His hands, even when we don’t understand His plans, we can still trust His heart.
Pray with me:
God, You have not forgotten us. You have not overlooked our requests. You haven’t left us behind. Please give us the patience we need to wait for Your timing, the faith we need to believe when we don’t yet see, and the trust we need to keep our hope burning strong. Your intentions for us are good, and Your timing is best. We surrender to Your will, not our own. Amen.
The words above are from Promises from God for Life’s Hard Moments. On today’s More than Small Talk podcast episode, we’re answering this question: What’s a time when you wanted to move forward but God said “not right now”? Click here to listen in!