Why does God sometimes make us wait so long? Liz Curtis Higgs knows what it’s like to wait on the Lord.
“It is so hard. We can’t always look for answers because if we look around us, all we see are more questions and disappointments.”
Have you ever felt that way? Have you felt like there were more questions than answers? In these moments of questioning Liz points us to God’s instruction to be still.
“I think when God says, be still and know that I Am God. This is the place he has us in, be still. Don’t look around you for proof, be still and know that I am God.”
And yet it can still be so hard to be still and wait on God when we are waiting for healing or redemption.
“It is so difficult. I think it’s the hardest thing He may ask us to do and if it’s our own healing that we’re praying for that’s one thing but some of us are praying for daughter or son whom we would give our own life for who is struggling.”
In these waiting periods, God isn’t testing our faith, He’s growing it.
“Be still literally means stop striving, stop fighting, relax, let go.”
“For me, that often means closing my eyes to what I see in front of me which looks discouraging, and closing my eyes long enough to remind myself who I belong to, who’s in charge. He has not forgotten us.”
God has given us Bible stories so that we can see how struggling suffering people like us have been redeemed and saved by Jesus.
“Jesus knows the exact moment, and if it’s not this moment, He is certainly not punishing you, He’s not testing you, He’s not putting you through misery.”
“He is waiting for the exact moment that’s right for you.”
Liz Curtis Higgs is the author of more than 30 books, with 4.5 million copies in print. In her best-selling Bad Girls of the Bible series, Liz breathes new life into ancient tales about the most famous—and infamous—women in scriptural history, from Bathsheba to Mary Magdalene.
Key Scripture: Ephesians 1:7
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