Wait and See

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Wait and See


I remember when I was a little boy with great excitement going to ask my mother about my birthday present or a Christmas present, usually wanting to know what it was and trying to figure it out. No matter how I phrased my question; “Is it this?”, “Is it that?”, “Can I play with it outside?”, “Is it something I can hold?”, “Is it something that I can throw?”; she always answered, “Wait and see.” That would drive me crazy sometimes because of my anticipation. I needed to know and couldn’t wait. As I got older, I would ask her questions about life and what might happen or how things may work out. The same reply would come, “Wait and see.” The older I got, the more I realized how much wisdom was in those three words. Now that she has passed from this life, I think about this phrase, and others like it that she would frequently say, and I quickly hear her voice say them in my mind.


Many people are very concerned about this hurricane that seems to be heading our way. There are a lot of questions that are being asked and some are frantically searching for someone to give them a definitive answer. The difficulty with that is nobody really knows. There are so many different paths and scenarios with this storm that no one can predict exactly when and where it will hit or what it will bring. With any of these storms, we don’t know exactly what will happen until it happens. We can be wise and prepare for it. But ultimately, we simply have to wait and see.


Waiting is never easy. I don’t know anyone who likes to wait. Waiting requires patience. And patience requires faith. I may not know what will happen tomorrow, but God knows, and I have faith in Him. And since my faith is in Him, I can be patient and wait because I know He has everything under control. I may want something sooner, but it will be in His timing that things come into being or things are revealed, and that will be exactly when it needs to happen. Because God is in control and I am in His hands, and my faith is in Him, I can be patient and wait and see.


“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14

“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.” Psalm 62:5


“The Lord is good to those who depend on Him, to those who search for Him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.” Lamentations 3:25-26


“O my people, trust in Him at all times. Pour out your heart to Him, for God is our refuge.” Psalm 62:8


There is great peace and comfort when we wait in the Lord. He gives us rest. We can lay everything at His feet and trust Him to take care of it all. Then we can sit back in our spirits and watch Him do great things. Wait and see.


Bro. Paul Reed


Tuesday, September 27, 2022