Yet I am confident I will see the Lord ’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord. (Psalms 27:13, 14 NLT)
I love when things are repeated in scripture. It’s as though God is saying “This right here is especially important. You are gonna need this so pay attention.”
And I always do need it.
It isn’t easy or natural to wait patiently. There isn’t any three step how-to for how to wait well. Sure, we can offer suggestions but in the end, no formula can lead us to where we want to be.
But here’s what I know: God promises to show us His goodness right here in the land of the living even during the difficulty of waiting.
In the midst of the chaos, the craziness and the things which are meant to knock us down, even then, God is faithful.
We began our adoption journey officially on July 1, 2012. Here we are 1 year, 5 months and 1 day later and still, we wait. The waiting isn’t easy but I am so incredibly blessed to have seen God’s goodness even in spite of the difficulty.
The very personal ways in which He orchestrated events, the way in which ALL of our needs during this time have been provided, the friends who have cried with me, prayed for us and held our hands during this process. The tender moments in which our girls pray for their brother as though he has always been a part of our lives, the clothes that were sent at “just the right time.”
You see, the wait is hard but God makes it bearable. He loves us so much that while He calls us to things which we simply can not do on our own, He sustains us and brings joy in spite of our circumstances.
This December, as I think about a loving God born to the World all those thousands of years ago, I am grateful that He still enters my world even today. The chaos and the mess don’t stop Him and He brings with Him all that I have need of, even during the wait.
So, the question is: in what ways have you seen God’s goodness during a season of waiting?