No one likes to wait… I repeat, no one! It’s pure agony…right?! It seems like the days get longer and you become consumed with what you’re waiting for, to the point that it can drive you insane if you allow it! It can even cause you to be weary, and down right rude and mean.
I’m waiting on a few things, as I pin this post and I’ve searched high and low to find the remedy for my restless mind. I found my aide in scripture, and I’ll share the ones I found to be the most encouraging. I also learned that nothing is really in my control, so instead of dreading another minute I chose to be happy in the moment while things are working itself out, while the baby is preparing to enter this world, while the package is on its way from a far country, while the food is cooking, while the email is circulating, while my hair is a growing…hahaha, that was so random but important to me!
Scripture says in,
Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, be patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains. You also, be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
2 Peter 3:9
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
Wow what awesome reminders, and that later verse did it for me. If God can be patient towards me, I can be patient in all things. Hmmm! I love how it says he wish that none would perish, but reach repentance. I’m comforted in those very words because when we were in sin, we did not want to see the judgment of Christ, we wanted him to hold the gavel, for the sake of embarrassment, sickness, loneliness, separation and ultimately punishment.
So, as I wait with patience, I’m smiling because I know any day now I’ll see, get, hear good news or not, but ultimately I’m becoming more like Christ in mind and in action. I’m being built and that is well worth the wait.