Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve always been waiting for something. I remember telling my mom I couldn’t wait until I was a decade old. And then of course came the impatience to be in high school, then in college, then married, and so on.

Now again I’m in a season of waiting. Maybe you are too. Perhaps your heart yearns to hold a child. Maybe you want to find the spouse that God has for you. Or you’ve sought the Lord to see where He is leading your family in a future job opportunity. Whatever it is, I’m with you! I’m waiting to see what the Lord will do in an area of life we’ve been committing to Him.

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A few days ago I came across a poem in my Streams in the Desert devotional that brought tears to my eyes. It reminded me just how great God is and how each moment is woven together to create a beautiful tapestry. Can I encourage you with this today?

Waiting! Yes, patiently waiting!
Till next steps made plain shall be;
To hear, with the inner hearing,
The Voice that will call for me.

Waiting! Yes, hopefully waiting!
With hope that need not grow dim;
The Master is pledged to guide me,
And my eyes are unto Him.

Waiting! Expectantly waiting!
Perhaps it may be today
The Master will quickly open
The gate to my future way.

Waiting! Yes, waiting! Still waiting!
I know, though I’ve waited long,
That while He withholds His purpose,
His waiting cannot be wrong.

Waiting! Yes, waiting! still waiting!
The Master will not be late:
He knoweth that I am waiting
For Him to unlatch the gate.

–J. Danson Smith

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8 Comments on When You’re Waiting For Something—and Maybe Not So Patiently

  1. Thanks for sharing! For me, it seems the waiting is always born from some discontent…and then I’m looking past the joys of today for something tomorrow…yet when that time comes, I’m “waiting” for something else. I love that section in Dr. Seuss’s “O, the places you will go” about the waiting place. So true.

    Thanks for linking up with Thriving Thursday

    • Yes, it is so important to be content in today–that is something I struggle with often. I’m thankful that even though I’m all over the place with my thoughts sometimes that the Lord always knows what He’s doing :)

  2. Oooo I love Streams in the Desert! Thanks for sharing today! I’ve realized this before too, the whole “always waiting for something…” There were a few years where it was very strange to not be waiting for the first day of school. Now I’ve married a teacher, and have 2 little ones who will be in school someday so the cycle has begun all over again!

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