Thursday, October 6, 2011

THANKFUL THURSDAY...good things come to those who wait

I can't think of too many people who like to wait for things. If this wasn't so, then we wouldn't have so many fast food restaurants, drive up pharmacies and nowadays you can even drive up to get your flu shot!

The worst kind of waiting isn't the 6 minute delay in the drive thru window waiting on your french fries, if any of you have had to wait for an excited expectation like a wedding, or a child to be born or a loved one to return from war, then you know what kind of intense waiting I am talking about.

We are in one of those intense waiting periods right now in our family. I have experienced this excited moment of "hurry up" waiting before when we stood in the airport awaiting the arrival of our airman son to come home from the Air Force after being in South Korea for a year! As a mother, I cannot tell you how every minute, every second that passed by of waiting was so incredibly intense. I thought his plane would never land.

Again, here I find myself in that waiting stage, waiting upon the arrival of our first grandchild. My son called last week and anticipated the precious delivery to arrive by the weekend. That was almost a week ago. The waiting is almost unbearable. But just like that plane eventually landed, I know our precious cargo will be safely delivered in just a short time.

Personally I do not like to wait. Waiting makes me feel like I don't have control, I like things to be on my timeline, but that isn't always possible. But one thing that I have learned about waiting is that in due time, all good things come to those who wait.

At times, God makes me wait for things. And at times it is very unbearable because I don't always understand His timing. But in the end, after the wait is over, I can always see that the waiting was worth it.

 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15:13)

I love the fact that even though we may be waiting for something, that we can trust in Him enough for our circumstance. Even though our circumstances may change, He never does. And for that I am truly thankful. And thankful that in my times of waiting, He has given me joy, hope and peace!

Today is THANKFUL THURSDAY and Lynn is hosting this month. Share your grateful heart with us by linking up HERE!


Cami said...

I've been talking about this with my friend a lot lately. Thank you for the affirmation!

<3-Cami from First Day of My Life

Long Haired Spider said...

Thank you - I've been waiting for something for many years now, and this is what I needed reminding of.

Party Of Four said...

I know the feeling well.. Most of the lessons I've learned in life have come from waiting. God is good like that. :) Congrats on the soon to be grand baby!

Brooke said...

I'm thankful that he doesn't use our time table - otherwise things would get all messed up!!

Profile said...

Hi Laurie,

I saw all of the photos of the new grand baby on FB. Oh girl, just delightful... A fantastic blessing indeed. Hugging you and celebrating this new little one. Thank you Jesus. Amen.