Introduction to Waiting

Introduction to Waiting

 Introduction to Waiting I came into this world with an inherent dislike for waiting! When tired of lying in bed and no one appeared to know that I wanted attention, I learned to cry until I received that attention. Then if my mother became involved with her daily activities and my feeding time was a bit late, I cried to get her attention. I loved sitting in her lap, taking nourishment from her breast while she smoothed my hair or patted me and told me how much she loved me. Soon I was so relaxed I went to sleep. Being her …

Waiting Becomes a Reality

Waiting Becomes a Reality

      Waiting Becomes A Reality   The Psalmist wrote that “sons are a heritage of the Lord, and children are a reward from Him; like arrows in the hands of a warrior, are sons born in one’s youth. Blessed in the man whose quiver is full of them.” Psalm 127:3-5. My parents were not familiar with that promise, but I did not wait long for a baby sister to share my parent’s attention. When I was barely eighteen months old, my sister Helen was born on December 24,1919. Her arrival caused some changes: first I must relinquish sleeping with my …

Waiting Then and Now

Waiting Then and Now

      Waiting Then and Now     At age ninety-nine plus again I am dependent on others for many of my needs. I’m thankful I can care for personal grooming, make my bed, spend many hours writing, and then put my thoughts into my computer. Though many years have passed since I was a dependent little girl, still I am trying to learn the importance of waiting and this verse gives me courage: Count it all joy, when you meet trials of various kinds: for the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. Then James adds: “Blessed is the man who remains steadfast …

I’m A Slow Learner

I’m A Slow Learner

      I’m a Slow Learner   Though I have found it necessary to wait from birth until almost 100 years of age, I’m still learning to wait patiently.  God is allowing me some difficult circumstances in life through which I must wait. When my husband was drafted to serve in the army, I did my share of waiting: waiting to see where he would receive basic training; where he would be stationed; and when shipped oversea, that was a long wait to hear from him; then the twenty-six months over sea was a very long wait. There was waiting involved each time we adopted one …

Importance of Waiting

Importance of Waiting

      Importance of Waiting           God’s timing is perfect always! And when we become tired waiting and run ahead of His plan, we will face disappointment and trouble. I admit it is difficult to pray and wait for God to come to our rescue when we see no visible evidence of His answer to our prayer. But this is where faith is necessary: remember faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Also we need to remember that  “all things work together for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose.” Sometimes it is …

Waiting Patiently Will Be Rewarded

Waiting Patiently Will Be Rewarded

      Waiting Patiently will be Rewarded   I believe waiting patiently is about the same as perseverance. And I like to think of perseverance as finishing something we begin. Perhaps salvation is one of the best examples. Even though true salvation can’t be lost; it will take perseverance to fight the devil and live the kind of life God intends. I will be glad if before God calls me home, I can truthfully say I count it all joy when faced with trials of different kinds: because the testing of my faith produces perseverance. During the past two years I …