Topic: The Wisdom in Waiting Quietly [October 5, 2016]
But Mary was keeping within herself all these things (sayings), weighing and pondering them in her heart. - Luke 2:19
There is great wisdom in learning to quietly ponder what you feel the Lord has spoken to you, especially when you’re not sure exactly how it will work out.
You may feel that God has promised something for your children, spoken a new direction for your career, instructed you to make some changes in your character— whatever it is, if you’ll trust God, wait patiently, and ponder what the Lord has spoken, He will show you exactly how to cooperate with His plan.
Mary had some pretty amazing things happen in her life. She was just a teenage girl who loved God when an angel of the Lord appeared to her and told her she was going to be the mother of the Son of God. But whatever Mary may have thought or felt, she trusted God, saying, May it be done to me according to your word (Luke 1:38 NASB ).
When God speaks something to us, many times we need to keep it to ourselves. If He tells us things we don’t really understand, things that seem to make no sense, we can follow the example of Mary. We can do a little more pondering instead of running to others for advice. The doubt of others can ruin your faith. Sometimes the best thing you can do is quietly hold on to God’s promise and ask Him to make it clearer to you in His perfect timing.
When God calls you to do something, He also gives you the faith to do it.