This next week's lesson in Live a Praying Life is titled "Waiting on God". I started it a bit hesitantly, as I am in "the waiting room" with a big prayer request of mine, and it can be very hard to wait at times.
But I love how Jennifer Kennedy Dean sheds some light into what is really going on as we pray continuously for the things that are on our hearts. What we observe on our earth is only a very small part of what is really going on. Using the example of light, she points out that "if the spectrum of light were represented in a diagram eight inches long, only one quarter of an inch would represent visible light."
She goes on to explain, "The portion of reality that I can see - earth and the circumstances of earth - are only a miniscule portion of the whole continuum of reality."
I am comforted to be reminded that "what appears from the earth-perspective to be a delay on God's part is really the time when God is working in the spiritual realm, beyond our senses."
We can be content to be in His "waiting room", knowing that He is at work, even though we cannot see the whole picture yet. And being with Him, whether it be in a "waiting room" or on a mountain top, is the best place to be.
"We live by faith, not by sight." (II Cor. 5:7)
"Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see." (Hebrews 11:1)