40 weeks tomorrow.
And so…we wait. Sometimes letting go and being content is easy, other times it’s not, and you have to fight for it.
The past couple of days I have had many swaying emotions. One minute, I am so aggravated I have to go upstairs by myself and have a pep talk with God, the next I want every child cuddled on my lap. One minute, the thought of food is unappealing, then the next I want a cheeseburger. One minute, I am organizing a cabinet, then the next can’t get my butt off the couch.
This waiting for labor thing is new to me. Really, I don’t like waiting for anything in life. But man, how sweet it is when your waiting efforts are rewarded.
How many of us have heard patience is a virtue? Virtue’s meaning is a behavior showing high moral standards, goodness, honor, dignity, respectability, and purity. THIS is what I want to be. It’s so easy to be that toddler kicking and screaming when things don’t happen right now, when we want it, in our own time frame. The lessons learned in waiting are often the most relevent in life. To be able to emotionally give over control to God through something that belongs to Him all along.
This is where complete trust in God’s sovereignty keeps being compelled in my heart. It’s His sovereignty that started that precious heart beat. It’s His sovereignty that knows the very second I will hold him in my arms. He is sovereign in all and every circumstance we are waiting on. How awesome is that? It is in waiting where we are sanctified. He stretches us and reveals nothing is ever by our own power. It’s easy to feel trapped in our own waiting games, in actuality there is freedom in knowing that our creator knows best when to deliver what we are waiting on…the pressure is off.
I encourage you today to wait with contentment, when you’re not feeling it, fight for it! Every second is a step closer and all part of a master plan by God. In a period of waiting? Subscribe and share!
Lamentations 3:5 The Lord is good to those who WAIT for Him, to the soul who seeks Him.
Psalm 27:14 WAIT for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; WAIT for the Lord.
Psalm 40:1 I WAITED patiently for the Lord; He inclined to me and heard my cry.