earlier this week, i sent a message to some friends asking for prayer requests. the responses i got made my heart heavy. lots of my friends are waiting for some pretty significant things: employment (in the midst of financial hardship), the salvation of family members, a spouse or for God to move in some specific, much-needed way.
i felt burdened as i read each of the requests, wanting so badly for God to answer, wondering why He hasn't yet.
more importantly than ever, we need to focus on the discipline of waiting this advent season. christians do not wait without hope, we have a Father who is all-powerful and loves us. while we wait, let us pray for God to refine our character. moreover, let us remember what we should be looking forward to most expectantly: the return of Jesus.
i will also recommend a great sermon to you on this topic. many people i know who have listened to it have been greatly impacted. you can find it here.