those who wait on the Lordshall renew their strength;they shall mount up with wings like eagles,they
shall run and not be weary,they shall walk and not
My hospital bags are packed.The baby’s room is lovingly stocked with
clothes, diapers, and toys.All we are waiting
on is the baby to make his appearance.
I have to confess, waiting is not one of
Last week my husband and son went with
me to my doctor’s appointment to check up on our newest little addition. I hoped that the doctor would tell us, “any
day now.”However to my great
disappointment, nothing changed.It
turns out; my little one is comfy and in no hurry to arrive any time soon.
The whole drive home I hardly said a
word, but just stared out the window and had a pity party.There I was, full term, emotional, and feeling
like a tick ready to pop.
After my husband left for work I put my
three year old son down for a nap and decided I needed one too.Before falling asleep, I reflected on my
attitude and laughed at myself.I was
acting like a character in my son’s favorite book.“The Pout Pout Fish.”I had moped around the house all morning over
something I had no control over.
Who was I to question God’s timing?I felt His presence reassuring me that he had
everything under control.My baby has a
special birthday that God has already planned.I just have to be patient and do the thing I dislike the most, wait.
I love the verse from Isaiah 40:31.But those
that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall soar high on wings
like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
To me this verse is a call to
action.No matter what I am going
through, if I wait patiently on the
Lord he will strengthen me.While
waiting, he can help me grow in my faith and teach me patience.
This week I am still waiting, but my
attitude has changed.I know God has
everything under control.Waiting is a
hard thing to do, but God’s rewards are worth it.