Is there anything harder than waiting? I don't think so. It is miserable HARD.
I have been waiting for a long time. I am discouraged by it. It has been years. Sometimes it is easier. Sometimes I forget that I am waiting. Sometimes the days are so dark I can't wait any longer. I scream out to the Lord that this waiting is unfair. ABSOLUTELY unfair. How good the Lord is to listen to me even then. He hears my cry and strengthens me. Yet, he still says to wait.
What if I never get what I have been waiting for? What if? What then? I think of Abraham - all the years he waited for Isaac. I think of Noah - all the years he waited for the flood, preaching righteousness for 120 years. I think of Jeremiah - a prophet to the people for so many years - and no one listened.
Maybe there is something I am supposed to be doing. Perhaps I am not getting what I want because of sin in my life or because I forgot to "dot my i or cross my t" and I just don't know it. Even as I type that, I know in my soul that is not true. I am waiting because it is what the Lord wants me to do. OH!
Yet, I want to please my Lord. Though it is hard, I will wait. I'm waiting.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27:14
Wait on the LORD, and keep his way, and he shall exalt thee to inherit the land: when the wicked are cut off, thou shalt see it. Psalm 37:24
Say not thou, I will recompense evil; but wait on the LORD, and he shall save thee. Proverbs 20:22