I was going to ask you if you have ever had to wait for something, but then I thought how silly of me; of course you have! Aren’t we all waiting to go back to some sort of non-pandemic driven life?
Thanks for joining us today for Wednesday’s Word with Kim-Evinda and trench Classes United.
I am sensing an intensity in this waiting, which I think is defined by the intensity of the thing we are waiting for. Does that make sense? I don’t know about you, but I’m so over the mask thing, going thru drive-through’s for meals, not being able to hug people, let alone stand next to them at the bank or the grocery store. All these type of waiting circumstances seem to be getting more intense with time, and more difficult to deal with. But what about those other life-changing things we wait for: a grade from a test, a job, a promotion, a diagnosis, a cure? And let’s not forget the not-so-obvious thing we wait for…for others to change. Now that’s some serious waiting. How do we wait in that waiting room?
Well, as I write this, from my heart to yours, I am waiting in a couple of waiting rooms in life. Life has taught me that instead of focusing on the change I want to see in others, I need to focus on the changes I need to make so I can become the change I want to see.
What has made this waiting bearable is knowing WHO I wait with.
Over and over His Word dances into my mind, tapping on the doors of my heart: I know the plans I have for you (Jer. 29:11)…The Lord Himself goes before you and will be with you. Do not be discouraged or dismayed (Deut. 31:8)…In this world you will have trouble, but take heart, I have overcome them all! (John 16:33).
Fellow wait-er and friend, can you see what I see? Do you see what these three (and any of His promises) have in common? HE’S WAITING WITH US! We do not wait alone!
So in the waiting rooms of life, whatever they may be, the waiting is made easier when we focus on WHO waits with us. When we focus on Who waits with us, how we wait for whatever we wait for can change us for His glory and our good.
I don’t know about you, but when this pandemic is behind us, I want to be able to look back and see positive and eternal changes from the waiting.