Have you ever waited for something? Has the waiting took longer than you expected, or taken a different turn than what you thought?. Maybe it’s a new job you’re waiting for, health to change in your body, or a family situation to be resolved. Whatever it is, there are always feelings that come along side with it. Feelings like impatience, anxiousness, excitement, and even frustration!
I know all about these feelings and I have had my share of waiting. We’ve waited for a new job when struggle came, and a new home for our growing family, but the biggest thing I’ve waited for in my life is my babies! We waited four years before we held our fist born in our arms! let me tell you, that was a long four years of mixed feelings and emotions! But all along, I kept my eyes focused on Jesus, and my faith remained in Him.
Right now, I am waiting…. waiting in a different way.We are waiting to find out the results of our fourth baby’s heart condition! Seven months ago, we had a precious little boy Isaac (a complete miracle considering I didn’t think we’d have any children). Doctor’s immediately told us that there was something wrong with his pulmonary valve, and continued to investigate. As the months went by, they told us he could ‘grow out’ of it. This gave me hope since the word surgery was used several times. Two months ago though, the specialist decided she wanted to do a sedated ultrasound on him to get a clear view of his heart in order to come up with a plan. Next week is his scheduled ultrasound, and now, I wait.
Through these times of anxiously waiting, I’m doing what I know is the best thing to do, I’m praying and dwelling on these awesome words from God. My trust gets built up and I find peace in His word. My hope is that they will help you and give you peace, as you possibly wait on something in your life.
Psalm 40:1 “I waited patiently for the Lord to help me, and He turned to me and heard my cry”
Psalm 37 : 7 “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for Him to act.”
Psalm 27:14 “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”
Jeremiah 17 : 7 “But blessed are those who TRUST in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.”
These are just a few of many awesome verses that can help anyone in a time of waiting! I will be keeping everyone posted next week as we go through this process with Isaac.