(remember these are not fully developed thoughts...with a potential and high probability for grammatical errors and non sensical ramblings)
Perhaps I hit this a bit in the previous post but I'll try to be just a tad more specific today. So, how long?
The verse in the image fully says, "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!" In our culture today it is so easily to compare ourselves, become envious of others accomplishments and activity and all while becoming jealous, wishing God would allow similar to happen in our lives or we are left asking, when will you move in MY life God? Social media has made it so easy for us to see into other's lives in a way as never before. We are able to see where they go on vacation, the new car, the new job, new births, how they celebrated the victory and appear to live lives of endless joy.
So how long? It's hard to say. It's easy to say, until the Lord moves or until He changes your desire for what it is you 'think' your waiting. I know there have been many times in my life that I have been waiting for what I thought I wanted...what I thought was the Lord's will for my life or for a specific situation...what made total sense, in my mind. There have been times when I got tired of waiting and I moved..."jumped the gun".
What often happens in our lives is that we ignore the second part of the verse in Psalm 37:7. "...fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way..." Our world tells us to look at others ways. To compare ourselves with their aparant successes and failures. In your waiting, remember the words of our Lord through David, "be still before the Lord and wait patiently"
Christ Follower, Husband, Father, Student Pastor, and Lover of all things Garlic and Bacon.