I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
- Psalm 130:5
When we think of seasons of waiting, we often think of it being a difficult, unpleasant season.
However, when we’re waiting on the Lord, we can have hope, excitement, peace and joy! Due to this, waiting itself doesn’t need to be a negative experience.
Think of all the times in your life when you were waiting for something good to happen. When you were a child, didn’t you get excited for Christmas time or your birthday that you knew was coming up soon?
When you knew a loved one of yours was coming to visit at a certain time of the year, wasn’t it exciting and joyful to think about all the fun things you would get to do together once they finally arrived?
What about when you knew you or a loved one was going to have a baby? Waiting for the baby to arrive and being joyful about a new family member is an amazing time of life!
While waiting can be hard, it doesn’t have to be. With the Lord, waiting can be exciting and joyful, especially when we know we’re waiting on something wonderful. It is also during these seasons of waiting God often uses to refine and prepare us for the outcome on the other side.
When you wait on God, you can have peace knowing the outcome of His promises are secure. You can have hope and freedom in the waiting, because you have put your hope in Him, who is your firm foundation!
Are you currently in a season of waiting? Be encouraged today knowing God longs to give to you many things that are so worth the wait. In Him, you don’t have to dread the wait, but have peace, joy and excitement as you walk hand in hand with Him.
Prayer: “Lord, it is a joy to wait on you! I put my hope in your word and your promises. I can have peace in the waiting, because I know your outcomes are always good.”