There are few things in life less desirable than waiting. We aren’t naturally good at it. Right?
Brance and I have been waiting to move into a house we bought almost 4 years ago. Our first home. A long renovation project. Along the way, I have not always waited patiently and quietly, just ask Brance. But I am learning. I am learning how to wait with a quiet spirit. I am much happier for that.Some of you are waiting for big, important things: a baby, a spouse, a better job, a move, an acceptance letter. Or even something more difficult. Perhaps you are waiting, hoping for positive news from a doctor about yourself or a loved one.
Life is full of things we must wait for, good and bad. There is no avoiding it.
We can either fight and fret and be miserable during the process. OR. We can learn to be at peace in our current circumstances – to embrace, even, our current uncertainty. And I am finding that the second option is much, much more enjoyable.
There are beautiful lessons that can be learned from waiting, if we are willing. Lessons of patience and perseverance and peace. Lessons of acceptance and contentment.
Regardless of what you are waiting for today, please know that you aren’t alone. Know that there are other people, too, learning all the amazing things that waiting can teach us, if only we will let it.
P.S. As a Christian, these verses really encourage me as I wait.
Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. ~ Psalm 33:20
In quietness and in trust shall be your strength. ~ Isaiah 30:15