While I’m Waiting

Wait. It’s the spiritual exercise most followers of Jesus dread most. But from it comes the fruit of patience. Waiting builds a faith muscle of tremendous hope and perseverance for what lies ahead. Waiting on the Lord is never in vain.

Has the Lord ever whispered to your heart, wait on me? Have your petitions and pleas been met by the quiet presence of a perfect God, reminding you once again that He is in control?

When God handed me four children to raise up He had to of been chuckling to himself. Patience was never my greatest strength. As a mommy I needed it in abundance and I needed to teach it to my own little ones. Not easy to do when I get antsy at a red light after only eight seconds. From the mundane wait for a frozen burrito in the microwave, to the excruciating wait of a phone call with test results, the chasm is wide but patience is needed just the same.

Lately the Lord has been telling me to wait on Him. “But those who wait on 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.” Isaiah 40:31

Wherever you are on your journey today, have faith my sisters. Believe in the One who holds the world in His hands. Our waiting is for His perfect plan, His perfect timing. And not a minute sooner.

Christian music artist John Waller sings the song “While I’m Waiting”. In it he speaks of his waiting experience and goes on to sing how he will serve God while he’s waiting and how he will worship while he’s waiting.

Let it be the same for us.

3 Responses to While I’m Waiting
  1. Tara
    July 22, 2009 | 8:37 am

    I am also a very impatient person. I think that the Lord is speaking to me and trying to get me to understand patience better. He sent your beautiful writing to me this morning. Thank you so much.

  2. Carol
    July 22, 2009 | 8:50 am

    Perfect timing. Thank for this today.

  3. Gina
    July 23, 2009 | 9:49 am

    Great post. We seem to be in the same place. Can you hear me singing…”I will serve him while I’m waiting…”