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Day 38: Be Waitless


The WAITING room is filled.

You arrive early & so does everyone else.

You start the WAIT.

Tick. Tick. Tick.

You are still WAITING

as there is nothing else left for you to do

as time is not in your control

as you are

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF WAIT.

Oh the place that we are all in right now

as we are all WAITING for

this pandemic to go away.

WAITING~

wanting to move forward while nothing is happening.

WAIT~

"to stay where one is or delay action until a particular time

or until something else happens." (Google)

BUT

what if GOD'S plan is the

WAIT

because you have no choice but to look up?

Today we remember the

Biggest WAIT as

JESUS is in the tomb.

Quietness fills the land as

their

JESUS

our

JESUS

is no longer seen.

Questions arise~

If HE is our MESSIAH, where is HE now?

What do we do now?

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

with nothing that you can do.

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF WAIT~

paralyzed

because there is nothing to do

but to

TRUST GOD

~What HE said HE would do

&

When HE would do it.

But they forgot that

JESUS did say

"after three days HE will rise" (Mark 9:31)

How quickly I forget.

How about you when you are

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF WAIT?

Do you forget what GOD has said?

Do you forgot what JESUS has done?

Do you forget that JESUS is with you always

especially when you are

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF WAIT?

WAITING

~for something to happen

~anticipating the something that is going to happen

~or fearful of the what may happen.

Do you feel "STUCK" IN THE MIDDLE?

But

Where is JESUS?

HE is there.

In the tomb

WAITING for GOD’s perfect timing

when GOD’S power will raise HIM~

the same power that is within us.

JESUS hasn’t gone anywhere where HE wasn’t supposed to go.

HE was just following HIS FATHER'S will

so we could follow our FATHER'S will

even when we are

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

because

JESUS did rise in three days

&

we will rise above whatever keeps us

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE.

JESUS was

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

on the cross

in-between two criminals while

HE was

in the MIDDLE OF WAIT

when

a conversation took place.

The criminal looked to JESUS and said,

"JESUS, remember me when YOU come in YOUR kingdom!"

And JESUS responded,

"Truly I say to you, today you shall be with ME in Paradise" (Luke 23:42-43)

I bet the criminal was glad that it was

JESUS who was

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE

because now he would

WAIT

with

PEACE

JOY

&

HOPE~

no longer stuck

because

he trusted the

One in the MIDDLE.

It is in our

TRUSTING GOD

IN THE MIDDLE OF WAIT

when we are able to

"Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer" (Romans 12:12)

because

it isn’t about what you are WAITING for.

It is about

experiencing the

PEACE OF GOD

in the midst of the WAIT

whatever your WAIT may be.

We have to remain

STUCK to GOD

because that is where we will experience

HIS PEACE

HIS JOY

& HIS LOVE

that covers all the fears and anxiety found

in the WAITING room.

Tick. Tick. Tick.

PATIENTLY WAITING

because

"after three days HE will rise" (Mark 9:31).

HE WILL RISE

in this moment of time

  1. because HE DID RISE

in that moment of time

when the land was quiet

so very quiet

as the MAN who claimed to be the SAVIOR

was asleep in the tomb~

the same MAN who was

asleep in the boat

yet was still so awake

after HIS fearful disciples

"woke HIM and said to HIM, 'Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?'” (Mark 4:38).

BUT JESUS is never asleep

as the moment HE was awake

"HE said to his disciples, 'Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?' (Mark 4:40)

Even on that Saturday HE was in the tomb

Even in this moment of time when we are all

STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF WAIT.

Oh what are the cries of your heart in this WAIT?

Let's continue to look to the ONE

Who patiently WAITED

three days in the tomb

so that

HE would rise

in

GOD'S perfect timing

because

HE always does

what HE says HE will do

so we can

"Be joyful always"

as we

"Pray continuously"

and as we

"Give thanks in all circumstances"

for this is GOD'S will for you in CHRIST JESUS (I Thessalonians 5:16-18)

even when we are STUCK IN THE MIDDLE OF WAIT

because even when JESUS is asleep

HE IS

"STILL IN CONTROL" (listen to the song below)





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