Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord -Â Psalm 27:14
The pelican duo paddled in place, bobbing in the canal. They wereÂ waiting in anticipation, expecting that scraps would be soon be sweptÂ from the fish cleaning board into the water. It was just a matter ofÂ time.
There’s a waiting room in our local hospital where people can stay ifÂ a family member is having surgery. Minutes can masquerade as hours,Â and hours like days, while waiting for results of the operation.
I have found that waiting is not easy and can be frustrating, evenÂ confusing. And it seems to go on, and on, sometimes. Occasionally ourÂ hands are tied,; we have to wait because of circumstances. Times whenÂ a course to pursue is not plain, waiting is necessary for clarity.Â While trying to sort it all out and allow it to unfold, we sit in thatÂ waiting zone.
The waiting place, not usually where we choose to be. It’s notÂ forever, though, and it is for a season, a reason, a purpose. It’sÂ possible to wait with positive expectation, anticipating thingsÂ working out for the best. God knows, and He has all things in HisÂ hands, especially His children. That is, good news.
I wait for you, oh Lord; you will answer, oh Lord my God – Psalm 38:15
– – – written by Sally I. Kennedy