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Waiting For Better

Are you in a season of waiting? This post first appeared on Life Over Lunch, my previous blog, on October 20, 2020. Just a little snippet of life in that moment. Shawn and I have had a period of two years where we waited and prayed for a new job for him. Many life decisions had to be put on hold because we didn’t know what the future held for us, or where we would end up living. Through the seemingly endless period of painful, tedious waiting, God taught us a lot about trust and dependency. Waiting turned out to be a season of growing.

What are you waiting for during this season? During election years, our house spends Autumn waiting for the political frenzy to be over. And our world now shares the waiting for an end to Covid 19 and the restrictions it has brought.

Today was a day of waiting to see how God would work miracles in an impossible situation. And I’m happy to testify that he did! Difficult to deal with people with challenging policies were able to work out some solutions in our favor.

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry.” Psalm 40:1

Other things we are still waiting on. It’s easier to worry than it is to trust. But I’m learning that believing, having faith in God’s goodness, is a better, more sure reality.

He says, ‘Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’ The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” Psalm 46:10-11.

Lord, thank you that you hear and listen, that you care and you intervene. You always have the best plans. Give me the faith to trust you more and wait for the better answers that come in your time. Amen.

As I look back at this post, I realize that we’re still waiting for the world to get back to “normal”. And that even in the midst of long waiting, God’s faithfulness remains steadfast. Do you know the song, “Waymaker” by Leland? As the song testifies, God is always working, he nevers stops working, even when we don’t see it or feel it.

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