It seems we have to wait for so many things. We wait on God to answer our prayers. We wait on test results to come back from the doctor. We wait for Winter to end so Spring can begin. We wait on a good relationship to form with our stepchildren. And on and on.
But good things can happen when we wait. As we wait on God to answer our prayers, we can learn trust and dependence on Him. We can seek out Scripture that is meaningful to us. We can develop a stronger character as we wait that will carry us through difficult times.
As we wait on relationships to form with our stepchildren, we can gain understanding and patience with one another. We can dare to choose risk and make ourselves vulnerable, even if our stepchildren don't. We can commit to investing ourselves in a loving relationship, regardless of the outcome.
We can still enjoy life while we wait. We can distract ourselves with other activities to make the waiting easier. Or, we can take the next healthy step to speed up the waiting process. However we approach it, if we choose to keep a positive outlook on the situation, the waiting will be easier.
Waiting is hard and few people do it well. But if we believe the Promises of Scripture, we can trust the process and know the Lord will see us through.
"Those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40: 31
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