As I look around lately, I see so many people I love waiting for something close to their heart. Waiting for a house to sell, waiting for medical results to come back, waiting for a dark cloud to lift, waiting for a long-desired prayer to be answered.
And as Mother’s Day approaches, it seems to me that the holiday can trigger the ache of waiting in particularly poignant ways, especially for those who are waiting for a child to join their family, or for those who are waiting for a child to return home, or for those who long to see their moms again in heaven.
If you find yourself in a waiting season right now, here are 10 true things you should know.
1. Waiting is an act of courage. If you are waiting, believe me: you are brave!
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
2. Waiting can make a person weary. But you are stronger than you know.
Those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
3. God is not oblivious to your waiting.
As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me.
4. When you feel like you can’t wait any longer, there is hope.
I am worn out waiting for your rescue, but I have put my hope in your word.
5. There are special blessings for those who wait.
The Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help.
6. Your waiting doesn’t mean God has forgotten you.
The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.
7. Even in your waiting, you’re not alone.
Lord, be merciful to us, for we have waited for you. Be our strong arm each day and our salvation in times of trouble.
8. Talk to God about your waiting. He delights in listening.
Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord. Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
9. It is possible to wait well.
I will climb up to my watchtower and stand at my guardpost. There I will wait to see what the Lord says and how he will answer my complaint.
10. Your waiting is making you beautiful.
If we look forward to something we don’t yet have, we must wait patiently and confidently.
What are you waiting for right now? I’d be honored to pray for you as you wait. To find out more about my story of waiting, you can read my book, I Was Blind (Dating), but Now I See.
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