Wait for it! – Ruth 3: 18 – 4: 2 I’m not

Wait for it! – Ruth 3: 18 – 4: 2
I’m not sure about you, but I hate waiting. Yet there is much that is so painful to bear.
The waiting of a single person who so hopes that God will one day open the day for marriage can be a heavy burden. Think of the couple longing for their first child but with little success. The waiting of a child who already is feeling isolated and wants just one good friend to come along and like them. The waiting of an elderly person in a nursing home wanting to die but is waiting for that last breath. Waiting can be the hardest thing we do in life.
• God has to wait
Boaz went up to the town gate and sat there. 4:1.
Boaz waited.
By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.
Genesis 2:2
If God had to take time out, to rest, to wait, then we should also.
Then again why did God take six days to create the world? Surely He could have done it one. Why did God take so much time before He sent His Son? Why is it taking so much time for Jesus to come again? God also has to wait. God restricts Himself to that which he created – time. Only heaven will show us why.
We therefore see throughout the Bible God’s people having to wait sometimes a lot longer than others.
Abraham received a promise when he was 75 years of age, but it wasn’t fulfilled for another 25 years. At 100 years of age Abraham received his son, Isaac, and a nation was birthed, (Genesis 12:1-4). Moses spent 40 years learning to wait on God, when he 80 years old God felt his preparation was complete. When Apostle Paul first became a Christian he spent 3 years in Arabia before joining the church.
If you are having to wait on something then maybe God is too.

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