“But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NKJV
Waiting for something is hard. No one likes to wait, not even moms and dads! But a lot of times we have to wait. We wait in line at the grocery, at school, at the doctor’s office, and even in the drive through line at McDonald’s. Sometimes people have to wait on us because we aren’t ready to go when everyone else is! Waiting is just a part of all of our lives.
God has a plan for our lives. The Bible says that “…all things work together for good to those who love God…” Romans 8:28 NKJV Many times we have to wait for God’s plan for us to unfold. As we live our lives, God is at work making sure that “all things work together for good” for us! And sometimes that means God’s plan may not be the same plan we have and we have to wait on God’s plan.
Willie wants a big boy bike,
He’s too old to still ride his trike!
Willie prays for a bike like Jimmy’s, it’s so great!
But his Dad says, “Not yet, you’ll have to wait.
The bike you want is just too tall.”
Dad wants Willie to be safe, not take a fall.
A few days later, Dad brings Willie a gift.
But it’s not the “right” bike and Willie is miffed!
He stomps over to Jimmy’s to tell his tale.
Jimmy says, “Hop on my bike and let it sail!”
But he can’t get up on the bike, it’s the wrong height!
He runs home to Dad, “I’m sorry! You were right!”
He jumps on his bike that is his perfect size,
And thanks Dad (and God) for being so wise!
God and our parents, with God’s help, always try to do what’s best for us. This week think of a time when you didn’t get something you wanted or didn’t get to go somewhere you wanted, but it really worked out for the best. Your parents can help you remember a time if you can’t think of one.
Draw a picture of when waiting on God was the best thing! Afterwards ask your parents to share your picture as a reply to this blog so that others can learn to wait on God, too!