Monday, May 11, 2015

Waiting in Line

This study by Polly Gwinn was sent to me by my sister-in- love, it reminded me of my special word for 2015~Patience.
We can’t escape waiting, much as we’d like to. Murphy’s law says that no matter what lane of traffic we switch to, the other goes faster. And how is it that the cashier who’s never touched a cash register takes over as soon as I get in line? And I don’t even want to mention waiting in airports. Waiting is part of our lives.  My pet peeve is getting a hair dresser right out of beauty school and I am her first hair cut (and sometimes her last)!
Waiting is part of our spiritual lives. Waiting isn’t Murphy’s Law but God’s law. I’m waiting for him to heal family members. Waiting for him to change me and help me. Waiting for God to work in my children. Waiting for guidance.
Lamentations 3:24-26 says, “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Waiting is an act of faith. Because in waiting for the Lord, we are saying, Lord I trust in you. I hope in you. I have confidence that as I wait, you are being good to me and you are acting on my behalf. I’m trusting you for grace to come.
Faith waits confidently for the Lord to fulfill his promises.  God’s word is filled with promises of future blessings. Promises we must wait for. Promises for our children. Promises to give us all we need to glorify him. Promises to protect us and keep us. Promises we wait for in faith.
 James exhorts us, Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains (5:7). Farmers wait in patient faith. They don’t go out and dig up the seeds every day to check if they’re growing. They trust that the rains have activated them underground and they’re growing. There will be a harvest. That’s how we wait for the promise of the Lord’s coming. We don’t see it, but something is happening. The Lord will come.

That's how we wait in faith for God.  God is at work in my children. At work in me. Like the rain at work in the seeds in the ground. And someday there will be a harvest. While we are waiting, keep watering God’s promises by prayer and thanksgiving. Ask God to fulfill his promises. And thank him that he will. Thank him for the grace that is coming.That’s how we wait in faith for God.
Waiting is an act of faith. While we are waiting and trusting, God is working.
Until Next Time
Patiently Waiting and Trusting



  1. Great post Miss Mary. Had me a good chuckle on the waiting though! I just "waited" in a line at the Dollar Tree that my Patience was on the verge of "put back your items of a whole whopping $3". LOL! Glad Patience was not my word for the new year. But yes.....waiting on the Lord is truly an act of faith! Without faith we would have no Hope and our Hope is indeed in Him. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  2. I keep thinking about the sayings, "hurry up and wait" and "patience is a virtue"...πŸ˜‰! Great post!

  3. Wonderful words Mary. I love that quote about the farmer.


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