Waiting

Winter to me is a time of waiting. Waiting for the page to turn.. waiting for the sun to shine.. waiting for the sky to be blue.. waiting for the new chapter.  I have never enjoyed waiting. Recently I realized that more  happens while we wait than almost any other time. We are less active.. more thoughtful.. less controlling(?).. yes we have to wait for Him. God is moving behind the scenes arranging things.. like we arrange things when we can.. He is making sure every piece is in place so we are ready for those things that will come next.

I see waiting now as preparation.. it is still difficult.. but not a waste of precious time. I want to be ready for the next thing.. to receive all He has for me while I am in this present season. Yes I still complain at times.. but I know it has a purpose. When it is time.. everything will change.. those things that cause us grief and sorrow will not have the same power over us.. joy will return and we will know HE HAS COME FOR US!

” See I have not forgotten you. I have carved you on the palm of my hand.”

                                                        

2 thoughts on “Waiting

  1. From Heb. 6:15 Amplified version:

    Abraham, having waited long and endured patiently, realized and obtained what God had promised him.

    I thought about how this was such a wonderful word about Abraham and his trust in his God. Then I thought, “they didn’t say that about Sarah”. Sarah, on the other hand, grew impatient (or perhaps more likely confused by the long wait and seemingly insurmountable circumstances) and began to doubt. This led to Hagar and Ishmael and we know the rest of THAT story. Abraham waited and endured, realized and obtained. Oh to be like Abraham rather than Sarah.

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