Yesterday I watched my very first “regenerate” episode of Doctor Who. It was also my first time seeing an episode with Matt Smith. Yes. The Eleventh Hour, I loved it. I just recently got into Doctor Who so sorry I’m way behind on everything in this fandom. But it was a good episode and of course, I learned something from it! Yay! (I feel like the only person on earth who had never seen this episode but if there are more of you like me, forewarning, there will be spoilers after this point.)
“Trust me. I’m the Doctor.” He said.
So after the Doctor leaves, little Amelia goes to back up her things to go with him when he returns. So she sits on her little suit case outside and she waits…
The night I watched this my brother spoke at out youth group and one point he made was to wait on God. Sometimes we ask for things form Him. We ask Him to take away our struggles, to heal us, or to bring us out of a trial, or much like Amy Pond, to help us with the things that scare us. But sometimes He doesn’t. God answers with “Yes.” “No.” or “Not yet.” But its hard to wait on God’s answer. Its hard to wait so long for God to take away fear or fix our hurt. But we need to remember that God’s timing is perfect. (Clearly the Doctor’s wasn’t, but God’s is.) Patience is a hard thing to learn. But God makes so many promises to us in His word. Psalm 34:7 says “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear Him, And rescues them.” And Psalm 37:7 says “Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him.”
When you’re going through a hard time and you just want God to take you out of it, know that help is on the way. He is coming. He is always with you and He says He will never leave you nor forsake you. When you pray so hard and keep asking Him to come deliver you and take away your pain, you know what He says?
He will come. It may be five minutes or it may be twelve years. But He will get back all that was stolen from you and He will restore you. He will bring you out of this. Wait on Him. And trust Him, He’s God. (I was paraphrasing…)
“Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10)
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your path straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)