I am in a “holding pattern”. You may have heard that term used when planes are forced to circle an airport if they cannot yet land.
But my holding pattern is a little different. Mine isn’t really restrictive as it is for airplanes. Mine is a protective holding pattern.
Because God loves all of us (which is why He sacrificed His only Son to redeem us), He is not willing that we perish but that we live fulfilled, sanctified and fruitful lives, then live eternally with Him in heaven.
So, back to my holding pattern: Because God loves me, He is helping me, and He is directing and guiding me so I do not make any more harmful mistakes. He leads me to His Word when I feel doubtful or when I am feeling drained. Even when I feel on top of the world, the Word still pulls, still calls me…..
As I wait for His timing on several areas of my life, I’m learning to stop asking the famous question “Why not now?” First, I usually do not get an answer anyway. Next, it tests my faith in Him. Do I believe Him, or not? Do I fully control my situation? Not by a stretch of the imagination. Does He? Yes, if I allow Him.
So, my holding pattern is summarized thus:
“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, KJV)
I will wait.