Their Lord was dead. Crucified.
Their promised King entombed.
He was the One, or so they thought,
While in the upper room.
Questions swirled within their minds.
Were we all mistaken?
Did He not say He’d save us all,
That we’d not be forsaken?
We felt His pow’r as He spoke.
We saw each miracle.
Because of Him, our hearts believed
All things were possible.
But here we are – abandoned,
Confused, afraid and grieved.
Oh, God! Oh, God! Be with us now!
This is our time of need.
Their Lord was dead. Still, they prayed.
They prayed for three long days.
Then Sunday morn, their answer came –
Their Lord had conquered the grave!
Before there eyes, Jesus stood.
His victory proclaimed
What seemed an end to all their hopes
Was just a little wait!
Do you feel like you’ve reached the end? Like there’s no more hope? Or that nothing good can come of your current situation? I’m certain that’s how Jesus’ disciples felt when the stone was rolled in front of the tomb where their Lord’s body lay. I’m sure they believed their dreams were crushed, that the promises of a new life, a new kingdom, would never be fulfilled. I’m sure they believed it was the end.
Oh, but it wasn’t the end, now was it? The disciples were only in a time of waiting – waiting for the work of redemption to be accomplished, waiting for the building of God’s Kingdom to begin.
We tend to think like the disciples. We know the promises of God but when things get rough and our circumstances don’t seem to be lining up as we think they should, we begin to question God’s promises. We begin to doubt our faith. We believe it’s all over for us. We give up.
DON’T GIVE UP! IT’S NOT OVER! God isn’t finished and He will keep His promises. Sometimes, we simply have to wait.
Your time of waiting may be three days or it may be three years. Whatever the length, just know that God’s timing is perfect. And while you wait, keep trusting. Keeping hoping. Keep praying.
Remember, what seems an end to all your hopes is just a little wait!