Recently I was talking to friends about timing and waiting.
I’m in a definite season of waiting. While I am waiting to reconnect with my adult son, I want to be found waiting well. My foster daughter is watching us wait, while she herself waits to reconnect with her family. I hope that we are setting a consistent example to her of two people with their gaze fixed on the Father. A Father that can be trusted.
Recently, I heard Him say, “Waiting is not wasting,” and three women in the Bible came to mind– Sarah, Naomi, and Anna.
Sarah laughed because she waited too long, Naomi waited in between the trauma and her heart became bitter, and then there was Anna in the New Testament who was found worshipping while she waited. I thought, “that’s it! She’s the one who I want to wait like!” When Anna worshipped while she waited, it created a posture of gratitude when the Promise showed up.
This is the verse I keep hearing, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?…” Genesis 18:14 NLT
The answer is a resounding NO!
I know that mostly, but I regret to report that at times I lean on that truth inconsistently.
Who does the Father want to be for me in the wait? The One who fulfills His word. I get to watch Him do it, not as a spectator but as a co-laborer.
I get to wait on the One who can be trusted.