November 2, 2009 by Rieshy
Waiting, for what?  Waiting for the Littles naptime? Waiting for the day to be over?  Waiting for a diagnosis?  Waiting for the next pay check/bill?  Waiting for H1N1? Waiting for the second shoe to drop?  Waiting for Godot?  

The thing about "waiting" is that it can become a lifestyle.  When what you are waiting for finally happens there can always be something else to wait for.  I'm very talented, I've combined waiting with worrying.  I can wait for what I need to worry about next- or worry about what I'm going to wait for next.    I practiced the not-so-dynamic duo (waiting&worrying) this weekend with my sick 10 year old.  Strep or H1N1 was the question.

I don't want to "wait" my life away.  It dulls everything.  I've never had a sparkling conversation while waiting for the luggage carousal to cough up my suitcase- I'm too busy waiting and watching. A life style of waiting means always looking past the now to watch for something else, it means that nothing is ever the main event, everything is muted.

Lamentations 3:25  "The Lord is my portion," says my soul "therefore I will hope in him."

Waiting must be very different from "hoping" because Lamentations 3:25 goes on to say, "The Lord is good to those who wait for him,to the soul that seeks him."

Lamentations 3:22 Was made into a song I learned in college- "The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.  

I'm thankful I have a God that is ever present, ever loving and the giver of second chances.  I'm trying to learn to not wait, but to wait on Him.

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Betsy said...

I could have written so much of this post. I often feel like I am waiting for us to retire and settle down to finally start living. Unfortunately, by doing that I am allowing life to pass me by. Thanks for those scriptures.

miranda said...

This is such a great post, I found it very encouraging and shared it with a friend as well.

Anonymous said...

Love it! It reminds me of Dr. Seuss's Oh The Places You Go.

Thanks for that post.

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