IN THE WAITING
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When she was a baby, my daughter Jessica was almost bald. The first year of her life she remained that way. When she finally had enough hair to put into little pig tails, I think I was more excited than she was. I told her to wait by the door for daddy to get home so she could show him.
This soon became a habit of hers, waiting for daddy at the door. She seemed to know exactly what time to go and wait. Often peeking through the windows, or just sitting happily in front of the screen watching for him.
She never got tired of waiting. She knew without a doubt that he would come. There would be times that he was running late due to traffic or errands, but that little girl never grew impatient. And when he finally showed up, you would’ve thought it was the best day of her life, every single day. The joy and excitement that sweet girl had always brought me to tears.
He was daddy.
He would pick her up and hold her and tell her how beautiful she was. If she was hurt or sad, scared or sick he would tell her it was going to be ok. He would kiss her boo boo and just like that, everything was made right.
What happens that steals that childlike faith from our hearts? That trust in the waiting that turns to impatience?
We want everything fixed right now and when it isn’t, we lose all faith that things can change. Our prayers become words that hold little hope. We stop believing He will come home to our hearts and make all our hurt and sadness, fear and discouragement go away.
The wait becomes harder and harder and pretty soon we close the door of our hearts and give up on God.
But my friend, He is coming.
He is not limited by errands or traffic.
He is never so busy that He can’t get to us. He is constant.
Always hearing our prayers.
Always working on our behalf.
His timing is perfect and we must trust Him that He has a purpose for the wait.
The end of your wait might be right around the corner, and when that day comes~
and it will come~there is nothing like it. The joy your heart feels and the excitement it holds will wipe every tear away. He will come in and kiss the hurt that your heart holds. He will lift you up and make your heart beautiful. Everything will be made right.
Don’t give up in the waiting.
Don’t close the door,
worship in the doorway.
He is your daddy~
and He is coming home.
“Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”
“I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.”
“He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.”
“It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the Lord.”
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
“Therefore I will look unto the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation: my God will hear me.”
“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”
“Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him...”