Day 25 of 31 Days and this week’s Five Minute Friday. Today’s word prompt is “wait.”
“How long, Lord, will you forget me forever? How long, oh Lord?” These words found in Scripture are words that I find myself clinging to as I wait for God to answer the desires of my heart.
I have even begun journeys to fulfill these desires only to have them stalled. I have begun the process to do foster care twice. I find myself putting this process on hold yet again. It makes me wonder what God is up to.
Waiting is never easy. I thought I was pretty good at waiting until that waiting became longer than expected. That waiting is more than a few minutes, hours but rather days turn into weeks, weeks turn into months, months turn into years.
I am thankful that I have a God who walks with me and knows what this waiting is like. God promises never to leave us or forsake us.
How do you get through times of waiting?
Thank you for sharing your thoughts and story of waiting. Joining you in praying for God’s timing.
Do not seek to rush ahead,
and pass this bright day by.
Turn to now, and love instead
ere those you value die.
Great things, yea, they may accrue
in a bright and bold tomorrow,
but victory is payment due
for loss’ unmet sorrow.
And, perhaps, know this as well,
as you behold the brightening year
there is no future you can tell,
and you may not be here.
This moment was God’s grace to give
that you, in gratitude, may start to live.
Amen! Your poems always put a smile on my face, friend!
Waiting is definitely not easy. Sometimes when we look back we can see why God’s timing is best but it is hard at the time.
Yes. So true!
Impatiently 😉 I remember scriptural narratives that speak of waiting so I know I’m in good company.
Amen! Yes we are in good company!
I can be very impatient in a season of waiting. Thank you for sharing what God is teaching you as you wait on Him.