Waiting can be hard sometimes. Far too often our flesh wants what it wants right now, and when we don’t get it we must fight off those feelings of anxiety, impatience, and even disappointment. Being just two days shy of my due date, I know these feelings all too well. For the last several days I’ve wondered if it will be the day, but I have to be careful not to allow discontentment to creep in. Just as I take heart in knowing that no one stays pregnant forever ;), we must also remain confident that the Lord won’t ever leave us hanging! There is a plan and purpose in His timing, and when we completely trust in Him it is always worth the wait!!!
Be still, and know that I am God;
Ecclesiastes 7:8 (NKJV)
The end of a thing is better than its beginning;
The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV)
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.
Romans 8:24-25 (NKJV)
For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
James 5:7-8 (NKJV)
Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, waiting patiently for it until it receives the early and latter rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
Philippians 4:6-7 (NKJV)
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.