The Other Side Of Waiting

The Other Side Of Waiting

“And the Lord turned the captivity of Job…” Job 42:10-17

In the life of every man, there’s a period of waiting. This is because man continues to have wants, desires and needs. When these needs are not met at our expected time frame, we begin to worry and anxiety often settles in our heart.

The waiting period is like a coin; there’s another side of it. There is an expected behaviour of a Christian while he is waiting because the end of every believer is glorious. God did not call us to watch us perish in anguish. The pain has an end.

Job was a man who went through the worst kind of trauma ever imagined but his end was a proof that God does not leave his children to suffer. All through scripture, we can clearly observe that the other side of waiting for God’s people is beautiful as long as they remain in His will.

The question mostly asked is, “how long should a Christian wait?” Unfortunately, putting a timeline on the waiting period is equivalent to giving God an ultimatum. God has the plans of our lives, he knows us and wants the best for us. We must therefore align to His will.

During the waiting period our attitude must be right with God. Prayers, praises, living out the fruit of the spirit, not doubting and not complaining should be our disposition. God has the prerogative of answer, not man, infact, the more anxious man becomes in his waiting period, the less closer his answers is. We must learn to wait without allowing anxiety get hold of us, for God is faithful to give succor to every ache and answer to every prayer.

For surely there is an end; and thine expectation shall not be cut off. Prov. 23:18.


1 Ho, reapers in the whitened harvest!
Oft feeble, faint and few;
Come, wait upon the blessed Master,
Our strength He will renew.

For “they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength,
they shall mount up with wings,
they shall mount up with wings as eagles,
They shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint;
They shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint;
They shall run and not be weary,
shall walk and not faint.”

2 Too oft aweary and discouraged,
We pour a sad complaint;
Believing in a living Saviour,
Why should we ever faint? [Refrain]

3 Rejoice, for He is with us alway,
Lo, even to the end!
Look up, take courage and go forward,
All needed grace He’ll send! [Refrain]

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