Waiting In The Slow Seasons

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“If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time.” (Habakkuk‬ ‭2:2-3‬, MSG)

If it seems slow in coming, wait.

Wait… WHAT? When it’s slow in coming, wait some more? Not ‘hurry up & figure it out’? ‬‬

God’s Word is reminding me to WAIT in the SLOW seasons. To not rush forward when the answers & miracles seem slow in coming. This goes against my natural tendencies… I’m a “get-it-done” kinda gal, crushing to-do lists & working with speed. But God doesn’t always answer quickly. And I’m learning that His slow answer is a gift.

It’s in the WAIT, I receive His gift of…
– The unexpected… the things & people & moments & lessons I never knew I needed.
– Gratitude for all He has blessed me with.
– Time soaking in His love & grace.
– Space to learn more about who He designed me to be.
– His absolute BEST for me & for His glory.

Waiting isn’t always fun. I often want to rush ahead & just get the answer already. But tonight, I’m smiling. I’m standing in the meantime… the space in the slow, unanswered season… & I’m reminded of God’s goodness, & to mark it in clear, big letters to remind me tomorrow & the next day & the next that SLOW isn’t bad. SLOW is His gift. And I can WAIT here, in the slow, because He has promised the answer is coming in His perfect, best timing. Thank you, Jesus! ??

“And then GOD answered: “Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. If it seems slow in coming, wait. It’s on its way. It will come right on time. What’s God going to say to my questions? I’m braced for the worst. I’ll climb to the lookout tower and scan the horizon. I’ll wait to see what God says, how he’ll answer my complaint.” Habakkuk‬ ‭2:1-3‬, MSG‬‬

Warrior friend, are you standing in a slow season too? Hold your head high. We can smile standing confidently rooted on God’s promises to us: His BEST is coming. If you’re in this season too, drop a ? in the comments—I’d love to pray for you & cheer you on in this journey.

Author: Emily B. Cummins

Emily Cummins is a University of Florida & College of Central Florida grad who is passionate about partnering with people to become who they were made to be. Emily is the Online Campus Pastor at Church of Hope in Ocala, Florida. She’s passionate about storytelling, good cups of coffee, and jamming to country music. And most importantly, she’s passionately pursuing becoming the woman God made her to be.
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