“My soul, waits silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him” (Psalm 62:5 NKJV)

Sometimes it takes time to receive the wisdom that we need and to have our expectations fulfilled by the Lord.  One time as I was sitting on a plane, the flight attendant came to me and shared that she was a born-again believer.  Then she asked me my advice, “You know, I receive many opportunities to witness on planes.  Many people open up and tell me their problems, and I’m able to lead them to Christ or pray with them.  But I do have to serve alcohol.  Do you think I’m missing God’s will for my life?”

I meditated for a moment, and it seemed that the Lord quickened something to me that I had never thought about in my whole life.  I said, “Nehemiah was a cupbearer to the king, and God used him to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem.  Nehemiah had to carry alcohol, and God never condemned him.  That seems to have been his special position.”

This was the answer that she needed, but it was not an answer that came from Marilyn Hickey.  It was an answer that came from the throne of grace.  The flight attendant had waited on the Lord for an answer, and she was not disappointed.  You won’t be, either.

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today help us not to be impatient when we need answers, but to wait on You and know that our expectations will be met by You in due time.

In Jesus’s Name,