Blessings In The Waiting

on October 8, 2020

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14 (ESV)

It’s hard to wait, isn’t it? In today’s time, it seems we are waiting on too many things: the presidential election results, a vaccine for COVID-19, getting people back to work. For me, I’m waiting to feel comfortable to go back to church and to hug my family and friends again.

Waiting takes patience. I have found when we wait, something good always happens.

Waiting patiently, we learn many things about God. He is the source of patience. Developing patience teaches us to trust Him more and draws us closer in our relationship with the Heavenly Father. It gives us time to understand what we can control and what is beyond our control. God will help us wait it out when we need it most. Patience is for our good.

God knows our future. I have learned it takes the pressure off in trying to find my way. Patience is a valuable tool in the world of relationships. His plans and His ways are far better than mine. In the past, I ran before God to pursued new friendships. Those connections resulted in heartbreak and failure. Challenging relationships have taught me to trust in God’s perfect timing.

Our hearts can take courage if we look at the many BLESSINGS we have right now. The Lord is always working on our behalf, even if we can’t see it. I believe that’s when He is working the hardest. Turn this season of waiting to reevaluate your relationship with God. Ask Him what He has for you in this waiting period.

Choose to place your hope in the Lord, no matter how long it takes. He is preparing us for what’s to come. Be watchful and expectant. Keep your eyes on the blessings in the waiting.

Thoughts for the Day

God is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. The process of waiting is just as necessary as what we are waiting for. His timing brings blessings to us and glory to His name.

Share a blessing that has occurred while you waited on the Lord to deliver.

23 thoughts on “Blessings In The Waiting”

  1. Nancy says:

    Very good! It is so hard to sat back and wait but we know that is what we should do.

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Nancy, You’re so right! Let God be God.

  2. Jenni Tyler says:

    This is so good and timely right now for me. What a great reminder to wait upon the Lord; – that He is in control. He is our everything, and His timing and ways are so much better than our own. Thank you for sharing. Jenni Tyler

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      I appreciate the encouragement, Jenni. I’ve been praying for you and everybody on the Gulf Coast. When I’m weary with waiting, I claim Romans 12:12, Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. It helps me to stay strong.

  3. Kimberley Edgerton says:

    Lovely reminder Linda! Hope to give you that hug soon!

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Me too girlfriend. Until then, stay safe.

  4. This waiting time is giving me more time to read and write!

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Thanks for dropping by, Sally. I can’t wait to see ya!

  5. Pim Miranda says:

    Thanks for this reminder, Linda.
    I am waiting too. I have been waiting for a relationship to develop. I have been waiting for quite a while now, but I am confident that our Lord will bring it about. He has given me several indicators. He has also blessed me while I was waiting, because he has resurrected a friendship that was dead. And I am very grateful because that friendship means the world to me. He has also taught me to leave it up to Him, to step aside and let Him take care of it. Every time I tried, I have messed it up, royally. So, what I am waiting for appears impossible. But while I have been waiting, the Lord has also shown me that He can accomplish the impossible, in
    a very practical way. But that is another story that I would like to share some day. Meanwhile I keep on waiting, and believing what the Lord has put in my heart regarding this relationship.

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Faith can move mountains, Pim. Thanks for your testimony about a friendship coming back to life. That’s encouraging.

  6. Carol Mills says:

    Well spoken, Linda. Timely message.

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Hi Carol,
      I appreciate your response. Please take care.

  7. Karen Beaulieu says:

    Hello my dear friend,

    As usual, inspiring message. For the last three months I have been waiting for my 100 year old mom to successfully transition into a Memory Care facility. There were medical issues, then God was faithful (resolved by medication and PT!) there were two falls, then God was faithful (nothing broken!). There was short-term memory decline, then God was faithful (her long-term memory is still quite good!). There was depression for mom and me both, then God was faithful (gave me something to be joyful about each day!).

    This week my mom seems happier, she is alert, and we are excited about her upcoming (10/31/2020) weeklong 100th birthday celebration!
    Can anyone imagine being born in 1920 ???

    I felt at peace today after our Zoom visit and we have adjusted to our window visits. God is good, God is faithful and it seems our waiting for her to transition is over.

    Now we wait for the day when we can see and love on her in person.!!

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Thank you for sharing your waiting season with your beautiful mother. Happy 100 Birthday. What a wonderful time to rejoice.

  8. Nita Breazeale says:

    What a precious message the Lord has given you to present to us. I will considerate it a treasure.

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Great hearing from you, Nita. I hope all is well with you and your family.

  9. Jean Hall says:

    Thank you, Linda. What timely words.

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      Hi Jean, Thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment. I’m praying for you.

  10. Ann Kling says:

    Once again you nailed it. You have definitely lived this and reaped the rewards. Blessings Ann

  11. Ann S. says:

    Very nice and appropriate at the right time. Your writing is beautiful and in today’s world be patient is the key, which is often hard to do.

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      I’m so glad you found my webpage. Thank you for your encouraging words.

  12. Jeannie Waters says:

    Linda, I enjoyed your beautifully-written post. Thank you for pointing out the values of waiting for God. When I began my writing journey, I questioned and doubted. As I learned to pray and wait for Him as I progressed with what I knew to do, He sent affirmation and direction.

    1. Linda Ray Center says:

      He orders our steps and lights our path. It’s simple. We, humans, make it hard. Thank you for stopping by and making an encouraging post. Blessings on your writing.

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