Waiting For God

There is a rather bawdy British comedy that shows every once in a while on our local public broadcasting system here in the States called “Waiting For God”. Basically it’s the story of a group of people in a rest home waiting to die. It’s the English “Golden Girls” if you will. It came to mind as I was meditating on a portion of Habakkuk chapter 2 in preparation for a class I taught this week.

I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guard post. There I will wait to see what the LORD says and how he will answer my complaint. Hab. 2:1 NLT

Habakkuk chapter one is a list of the complaints and questions the prophet has for the Lord. When Habakkuk finishes his litany of brain-teasers for God he basically says “Now then, I am just going to wait and see what God does with those humdingers!”

I wonder how long Habakkuk had to wait. We aren’t told, but knowing God a little bit I rather doubt He came right down from the throne of grace to answer Habakkuk the instant the questions fluttered from the prophet’s lips. The prophet’s book is rather short (3 chapters) so it may be that he waited all his life to get his answers to these questions.

It begs the question, how are you doing waiting for God to answer your burdens? Are you O.K. if He takes a while longer?

We after all are microwave people serving a crock pot God. Still I’d rather eat food out of a crock pot than out of the microwave any day!