As an author and speaker, I travel pretty frequently. I am very thankful and don’t take for granted that each time I board a plane, it is a miracle that it lands safely.
What is unnerving to most people is turbulence. I don’t like it either, but after years of flying, I recognize that not every flight will go as smoothly as I would like. There will be days when you will experience turbulence.
Have you prayed about a situation in your life and found yourself waiting for a breakthrough? Are you wondering why the answer hasn’t come yet? Do you feel as though victory is passing you by?
Sometimes, when we pray long and hard about a situation in our life without receiving any answers, we just learn to live with it. We go on about our business, wondering if or when God will send the answer. But God does hear those prayers, and He’s working out the answers even though we may not know all of the details. Our situation can change suddenly — quickly without warning!
Turbulence is a fact of life. Not every day will be sunny; there will sometimes be some rain. The key is how you weather the turbulence. Will you give up? Will you ask God for help? Will you submit to His will? Or will you stand still and watch God deliver you? There are times when we try to fix the turbulence in our lives ourselves. I can attest that has never worked out for me.
I recall trying to fix a situation and I ended up not fixing it, and in fact, making it worse. It was at that moment that I realized I needed to allow God to fix the situation.
By the time I realized what I had done, I had to ask God to fix an even bigger problem. Asking God after I made a complete disaster was not the right decision. The only way this works is by trusting God.
I learned the hard way to wait on God. There is a rap song my students used to sing a few years ago that went, “If I move you move.” Well, if God tells me to move, I move. If He doesn’t say anything, then I stand still. Waiting on God isn’t always easy, but it’s necessary. Lesson learned.
“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord” (Psalm 27:14, KJV)