Waiting through the seasons with Grace, Faith and a Thankful Heart

James Tissot Quiet

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7

Patience is not a natural virtue of mine, and yet, it seems the one God most ardently wants to build into my life, because He provides me so much practice.

When I was single, I could hardly wait to get married. Then I waited to get pregnant. Then I couldn’t wait until my children slept through the night. Then, I couldn’t wait until they were all out of diapers. Waiting for them all to be beyond naps. Waiting for them all to read. Waiting for them to learn how to do chores, to pick up clothes, to develop manners, to quit fighting.

Waiting for the teens to calm down emotionally, and waiting for decisions about life, college, marriage, money, and it goes on and on. Just fill in the blank of what you have waited for in your own life.

Somewhere amidst all of this impatient waiting, I realized that I could miss life if I just waited for a season to pass, waited for something to change,

waited for my children  to be different, or to have more time for our marriage,  or  for a financial situation to change. Letting my happiness, my contentment rest on some future moment.....

God, however,  seems to be more concerned with the process,...,

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What is the hardest area for you to wait in?