The word waiting means to: 1. to remain steady in a place of readiness or expectation, 2. to look forward expectantly, and 3. to be ready and available.
If we wait with expectation, then why is waiting so hard? As kids we could not wait to grow up – to go to the next grade, have a first crush, get our driver’s license, go to prom, etc. As young adults we wait to find the perfect mate. As women we wait 9 months to birth and greet a precious baby. As students we wait for college to end so careers can begin. The list of the hopes, dreams, events, and things we wait for is endless.
Waiting can be a beautiful and happy experience. It can also be a time of pain, struggle, questions and heartache when we have to wait for an extended period of time.
God has hidden joys along the waiting journey. Waiting is our destiny. A place of faith, trust and thankfulness.
Our trials and challenges strengthen and stretch us as they take us to new heights in confidence and character. Waiting helps instill patience, trust, and thankfulness for God is always with us − He will never leave or forsake us.
“The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles.” – Israel Houghton