>The Weight of the Wait

A good friend, Kevin Davis, put “weight” and “wait” together in a recent communication…

Yes, “waiting”, in our case for the buyer of our NY house to show up so we can move to Saint Joseph, MO, is a “weight” that hangs on us, clings on us, and, if we forget God, depresses, distracts, and denies.

Denies what? The sovereignty of God. If my frustration grows, it is, in truth, frustration with God…though I may not actually express “Why haven’t You sent a buyer yet?” my attitude screams it. There is a lapse between what my “head” believes and how my “heart” beats.

I know God is sovereign; I know He has a plan and a timing and a purpose. I also know that He may never know why the delay.

But there are times when the “weight” of the “wait” is truly heavy…and, of course, that is when I need to “cast all my “weights” (cares) on Him”….why?….”because He cares for (me).”

So even as you pray the Lord would be pleased to send a buyer soon…pray for the Hagers, that we would not carry the “weight” of the “wait,” but that we’d hurl it unto Jesus….and trust Him even as we, yeah, “wait on the Lord” and as He “renews our strength.”

Author: Jack Hager

Jesus invaded my life shortly after my arrest at age 26. I spent the first few years of my new life incarcerated. Went to Bible school after parole; have served with Kansas City Youth For Christ, Headwaters Christian Youth (Rhinelander, Wi), Family Life Ministries (Bath, NY), and now with Midland Ministries (Saint Joseph, Mo). Married with four children, work with youth, adults, inmates. Heavily involved in Bible quizzing for four decades. Narrow minded about Jesus and the gospel; fairly open minded about most other things. Speak in churches, camps (both teen and family), civic groups, public schools, Christian schools and colleges...amazed I get to do what I get to do....favorite verse Romans 15.13 "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you, by the power of the Holy Spirit, may overflow with hope."

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