"I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord. Be strong and let your heart take courage. Wait for the Lord!"
Psalm 27: 13, 14 (ESV)
When our children were young they would be so excited for Christmas. Every day the waiting seemed endless and it felt like that special day would never come! Even though our focus was on the Christ Child, there was anticipation for Christmas morning when they would be able to open their gifts. It was soooo hard to wait.
Sometimes I find myself in the same place as my children so many years ago. Waiting impatiently to open a few of my gifts from our Lord...waiting for my prayers to be answered.....waiting for healing to take place....waiting for God's promises to come to pass. Sometimes I wait with anticipation, but often I wait with impatience, which makes the journey much less joyful. It is hard to wait.
I wonder if God gets impatient waiting for us. Waiting for us to come to Him in prayer....waiting for us to surrender to His will....waiting for us to be still in His presence....read His word....obey His commands. I think God has a lot more patience than we do! He lovingly waits with open arms, a listening ear, and a loving heart for us, His children to come to Him. I wonder if He ever finds it hard to wait.
Lord, forgive me for keeping you waiting....
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