How Do You Wait With Hope? There are two kinds of waiting:
Waiting in anticipation
Waiting that brings frustration
Advent is about waiting. After Isaiah’s prophecy of the Messiah, it was about 800 years before Jesus came. What God does in and through us during the waiting times is often more important than what we are waiting for.
We have to wait with hope, and we can’t have hope without Jesus as our peace.
This peace is not the quiet and stillness that we think about, but rather a completeness or wholeness, that is described in the concept of shalom. This about brokenness being brought together into perfect alignment. It is not the absence of conflict.
The path to real peace is paved on the foundation of truth.
There are two truths that we must know to live in peace. God is good. God wants what’s best for me. Apart from these truths in Christ Jesus, we will never find peace. We must regularly remind ourselves of these truths to experience peace. It is also our job as followers of Christ to remind others of these things.
- What season of waiting are you in currently?
- How have you found peace? What areas of this season are hard to find peace in?
- What are some ways that you can recognize God’s goodness?
- How have you recognized that God wants what is best for you?
Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.