When I was pregnant with Andrew, I learned a huge lesson in waiting. Andrew was "due" December 1st and was born December 27th. Since Jeremy (our first born) was 2 day's early, I thought I knew how to do the birth thing. Sometimes your past experience does not determine your present experience! It was such a long wait.
Now, I'm waiting on the Home-going of my mom. A couple of years ago it seemed that the Lord reminded me of my birth coachng days. It seemed that I was going to be a coach for my parents' birthing into heaven. I know - sounds kind of weird - but, that's what I heard.
I'm trying to see that times of waiting are not as bad as sometimes they feel....that God does the incredible in our times of waiting and I can trust Him in the waiting - not just the arrival of what's anticipated!!!!
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
Romans 8:24-25 For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Lord, I pray for us as we wait - that we will know Your strength, and Your joy, and Your presence, and.....You - in the waiting.