Wait on the LORD, be of good courage and He shall strengthen your heart…. Psalm 27:14
I don’t like to wait. I want it right now. I had to wait nine months for a child. Four times. But each one was worth the wait.
I had to wait until my children were eighteen. They were taken away from me and I knew that once three of them got out of the foster care system and after one grew up with his Dad we would be close. They were worth the wait.
I had to wait many years for a second husband after the death of my 31 year old fiancé (who would have been my second husband) who died on Mother’s Day three months before our wedding day. But my husband was worth the wait.
I had to wait for my cancer diagnosis. Then I had to wait for the nightmare called chemotherapy and then radiation treatments to be over with. I have been cancer free for 13 years. It was worth the wait.
There are more things that I am waiting for now. For my daughters to forgive me after nearly five years and pick up the phone and call me. For my daughters to allow me to see my grandchildren again. For us to pay off our credit card debt. For the holidays, which I always look forward to. For the second coming of Jesus. For my eternity in heaven. But each one will be worth the wait.
What does God say? He will strengthen my heart. God knows what I need and what I don’t need and what is best for me (and for my children) and when it is best for me I need to trust him and wait patiently for him