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I could also title this post “spiritual holding pattern” because that’s where I feel like I am right now. There’s a lot of waiting going on. There’s a lot of waiting going on in a lot of different areas of life. We (as in my lover and I) are waiting to see what God does with the next season in our lives as our time in school draws to a close. Waiting to see when (if ever) God decides to bless us with a child. I feel that my own personal relationship with the Lord is holding steady, but not growing in leaps and bounds. Like I’m waiting for some epiphany. Or for God to reveal some sin in my life so we can move forward. Perhaps I might have an experience like Moses and see the glory of the Lord.

I’m not holding my breath on that last one. But you get my point.

And so, I cling to Scripture and I wait. I wish I had some great spiritual insight for you, but I’m waiting for that myself. Today I’ll simply share with you some things straight out of the Bible that help with waiting.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.
My soul waits for the Lord
More than those who watch for the morning—
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning. Psalm 130:5&6

My favorite part of these words is the second line, in which the psalmist says “and in His word I do hope.” Y’all, God’s Word is full to overflowing with the promises of God. In His Word we really do have hope. Why would we not put all of our trust in the hope of the Lord’s Word? This, friends, is totally where I am. Just clinging to verses like these as I myself wait for the Lord?

In fact, the psalmist here is exhorting his hearers to wait,

Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord! Psalm 27:14

Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long. Psalm 25:4-5

These are steadily becoming some of my favorite verses right now. I hope they encourage you too.

-E

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