God has been bringing up this theme of waiting with me a lot lately! It started at the ladies retreat. Since then, He has continually been trying to remind me that there is purpose in the wait.
Listen to my devotional passage from this morning:
I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear
and put their trust in the Lord.
Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.
Many, O Lord my God,
are the wonders you have done.
The things you planned for us
no one can recount to you;
were I to speak and tell of them,
they would be too many to declare.
I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
I am waiting for many things in this season of my life. But my current "big" wait is for this baby to arrive! Matt is waiting for career advancement into a job we feel God has gifted him with the skills, qualifications, and heart to fill. His wait is agonizing for me as well, as my heart desires him to be fulfilled in his career.
But the fact is that while we are waiting, God is working. To move us to where he wants us to be. We are not good "waiters." But I pray that God's purpose will be served in our wait.
What are you waiting for? And how well are you waiting for it?