Sarah Sisson Rollandini
My Five Favorite Verses About Waiting
Is it boasting to say that I feel a special sort of blessed because God chose me to wait? A few years back, experiencing infertility felt more like a special kind of hell than a sign of the Lord's favor. Now I realize how waiting can transform a person. How losing control gives one the gift of true perspective.
Here's what I know: If you find yourself in the middle of a wait and unable to gauge the finish line, God has you right where he wants you. Sure, life on fast forward is exhilarating. But life on pause clears the way for Christ to show up mightily. He offers compassion and justice to the waiting and a renewal of strength that makes a runner's high pale in comparison.
And if you're not much of a runner, how about the chance to soar like an eagle, which can glide for hours at 10,000 feet on warm updrafts of air? These promises are reserved especially for you, the one who has reached the end of herself...the one whose hope can only be found in the Lord.
Waiting brought me through the darkest places I have ever known. But without it, I never would've learned how to fly.
1. Psalm 130: 5-6
5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. 6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.
2. Isaiah 30:18
18 Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!
3. Lamentations 3:25
25 The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
4. Micah 7:7
7 But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
5. Isaiah 40:31
31 but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.