I will take my stand at my watch post and station myself on the tower, and look out to see what he will say to me, and what I will answer concerning my complaint.
Habakkuk 2:1 (ESV)
I love what Habakkuk is saying to God here. He basically created a visual for us of what it looks like to wait on God. I admire his desperation and desire to hear from God. I aspire to have the same patience as Habakkuk in this verse. I remember being a kid and waiting for Christmas time to come. It felt like Christmas day took forever to arrive and once it did, it was pure magic! Even in the waiting, I was excited for Christmas. I had so much joy every single day waiting for my favorite holiday to arrive, because I knew I was waiting for a good thing.
As an adult, I am discovering myself to be in a different kind of waiting season. I have been in a waiting season for what it feels like to be years, now. I don’t have the same excitement waiting on God, as a child waiting on Christmas. I find myself getting frustrated and mad at God when he won’t give me new opportunities. I want to have the same joy waiting on God as I had as a child waiting for Christmas morning! I am learning that waiting seasons can be a beautiful place to be in. I could choose to be bitter and angry at God for not speaking to me when I want to be spoken to and not guiding me into new seasons. Or I can position myself on a watchpost, and admire God’s beauty as I wait for Him. I can choose to be excited in the waiting, because I can trust that He is preparing me to hear from Him. Waiting on God is a beautiful season to be in, because it provides opportunity to spend time with Him, and seek Him. I choose to be with God during the waiting. I choose to have joy as I seek Him.
God, thank You for being a real God who speaks to us in personal ways. Help us to see Your love as we wait to hear You. Help us to see that You are right beside us in every season. Amen.
Amber Kazmer, Kidz Connection