2 K I N G S 2 : 1 7
“AND ELISHA PRAYED, “ OPEN HIS EYES LORD, SO THAT HE MAY SEE.” THEN THE LORD OPENED THE SERVANT’S EYES, AND HE LOOKED AND SAW THE HILLS FULL OF HORSES AND CHARIOTS OF FIRE ALL AROUND ELISHA.”
Waiting seems to be something we all have trouble with.
For in that empty timeframe, it makes room for doubt, creeping in desperation and forlornness.
Waiting for a call, waiting for the right moment, waiting for healing, waiting for an answer.
We want results right away, we want change this instant, and we desire answers immediately. Whether physically or spiritually, waiting is not the easiest feat. Perhaps you have been praying for a very long, long time. There’s one need that’s been on your heart, which has been recited, yelled, whispered, sometimes even just inaudibly wished. You’ve been calling out for what seems like too many weeks, going on to endless months, and sometimes turning into hopeless years.
It may seem to you that God has left, He has long ago learned to mute that specific need every time you start to ask, why do you bothering continuing to pray? There are no results, no show of His answer, not even a glimmer of acknowledgment. And when you look into your cup, hope strings in one single droplet, at any moment your faith will dry into deserts of sand and wilderness.
But I heed you to press on. In all your years of praying, months and weeks of pleading, God has heard every single word. And though with our eyes we may see no change, no sign of movement, with unrelenting persistence He is fighting through perilous battles. Do not be dismayed, though weak He still hears your murmurs, He sees you clinging on to hope and regards every single one of the tears you’ve shed. They are not overlooked but numbered.
In these long periods of waiting let our faith not weaken, but be fortified. He waited for you, He held on to your heart and advocated for your redemption, and surely we can wait a little longer too.
Y O U T H M E M B E R