If we feel we must hurry up and wait, are we really trusting God?

For the vision is yet for an appointed time;
But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie.
Though it tarries, wait for it;
Because it will surely come,
It will not tarry. ~ Habakkuk 2:3, KJV

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired [not give up].
~ Isaiah 40:31, AMP

Hurry Up and Wait

Lord, You have taught me about Your sovereignty — Your authority over all things. I’m learning to trust in the knowledge that You really do have a master plan, that everything will work together for the good of those who love You. So why do I often feel like I have to “hurry up and wait” for the appointed time — YOUR appointed time?

Your timing is perfect. Mine is not.

Clearly, I’m not fully trusting You.

Letting go of the "hurry up and wait" syndrome.

Clearly, I’m not waiting in a posture of prayer and faith, knowing that You have heard my prayer and even confirmed it. Still … I must wait for Your appointed time.

It’s really hard, Lord.

Will You teach me to wait on You gracefully, unwavering in my faith? Will You help me turn to You and look fully in Your lovely face when the fiery arrows of doubt fly? When the naysayers tell me, “That’s ridiculous. God can’t do that”?

I believe, Lord. I believe nothing is too difficult for You. You have proven Yourself to me time and time again. I have no doubt!

But I do have impatience. And I do catch myself wrestling with the ‘hurry up and wait’ syndrome.

Letting Go of the “Hurry Up and Wait” Syndrome

I want to let go of that behavior, that expression of doubt. Steady my heart, Lord. Teach me to stand firm in my faith, determined in my trust.

Unshakeable in my waiting for Your appointed time.

For there is great truth in those words — Your appointed time.

Bless You, Lord. Thank You for Your promises.

In Jesus’s Name I pray,



Please don’t carry your burdens alone. I would be honored to pray for you. You may contact me directly at nan@nanjones.com.


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