How Much Longer Must I Wait?

     There are times when we wait, hoping for a miracle that does not seem to come. We look to the heavens and cry out, “How long must I wait, Oh, Lord?” The truth is, we are desperate and want our prayers answered immediately. This expectation is not a judgment statement. We are human and look to our Creator for help in our times of need.

     We must realize that God does not answer prayers on our schedule but comes in moments that we least expect. The space between our prayers and Divine answers is time to walk a sacred path of reflection and illumination. We are God’s children and must remain faithful to our communion with our Creator. Our petitions may not find answers the way we intended, but they will make their way to holy ears. It may take a long time to discover the solutions, but in our realization, we uncover this amazing God to whom we surrender our lives to holy providence.

     On this Advent day, let us remember that our waiting will give way to joy and that God enlightens our path to show us the way to joyful living. Our supplications find answers in the most unusual ways. When the Holy One reaches out to us by answering prayers, we experience sacred miracles that give us hope for a brighter tomorrow. Be diligent in continued faith with the knowledge that the darkness gives way to light. Our situation is not stagnant, and we find rest unto our souls. May the blessings of this season give way to joy and heavenly understanding that the Divine works in our lives to lead us on our journey.

Published by joekmac

I am a pastor in the United Methodist Tradition. I am the Pastor of First United Methodist Church of Belen in the New Mexico Annual Conference. I am married to Cazandra and have two sons with hemophilia.

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