Waiting in the Bad, Waiting for Jesus!


Man leaning up against tree
Waiting for Jesus


Scripture tells us God is working all things for our good (Romans 8:28).

Mentally we know this and claim this but do we really believe it?

Our life's story lacks progress, or at least progress that suits us.


The answers to our prayers hasn’t come, we become frustrated and often pray less.

Our circumstances don’t seem to change, they only seem to get worse.


We fall back into the patterns of the "Flesh". By the flesh we mean living life apart from God. We can do it, we are smart, we can figure this out, work around the clock with no rest etc. Our yoke becomes heavy, a great burden.

“Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light” (Matthew 11:28–30).


Yet we often fail to go to our Lord in these times. We run to men instead.

But God knows our hearts. The Holy Spirit is grieved when we turn to men and not to the source of truth and happiness our Lord Christ Jesus!


As we grow and mature we read God's Holy Word daily without fail. We try to think of him often during our day. The people that God has put before us in scripture are ordinary people, often very sinful people. We aspire to be like them at their best like Moses or Abraham and others. But our vision is too narrow. We forget that between all those events were fallow years, time in which they prayed and worked and grew frustrated.

They were waiting in the bad of life.


Scripture tells us that God heard the groans and cries of his people, He saw their oppression, and eventually provided a deliverer through Moses. We must consider how many cries and prayers he heard before the appointed time of Moses birth. Think of how Israelites wailed and cried to the God of Jacob for freedom during their lifetime, and yet went to their deaths with those prayers on their lips?

Like us they were waiting in the bad for something to happen.


Back then just like today generations of God’s people waited in the bad, desperately praying, and hoping for answers to prayers and never seeing it realized on this earth. Right now with the world in the condition it is in the global church waits in the bad as well. We know we are suspended in the middle , waiting for the complete story to unfold - the Second Advent of our Lord Jesus Christ.


“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you” - 1 Pet. 5:6–7.


How then do we wait?

Life is hard and very difficult for many.

We know God is sovereign over all but in our adversity we’re tempted to feel the weight of his apparent inaction. Why Lord, why have you not answered my calls?? We must never forget God does hear, and he beckons us to cast our pain, all our cares and hurt upon him. He wants to bear it with us and for us—because he loves us beyond our understanding!


Just as the Israelite slave in scripture waiting for freedom we can join in their cry to the God of Israel. If only we would cast our worries on him and freely receive his love through the Holy Spirit, our burdens would be lightened or lifted.

Soon He will be here or we will be in his presence through the doorway of death. Until then we wait in the bad, in the middle known to him, our Savior and Lord!!


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