I waited (im)patiently for the Lord

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Isn’t it funny how our feelings, desires, and prayers change?
For the last 5 years I have prayed about some very specific things over and over, begging God to bring it to pass, or at least just give me some kind of answer. For the last 5 years, God did answer. He kept telling me to wait and be patient.

There have been plenty of times when I’ve gotten frusted with God because I’ve gotten tired of waiting, but now I realize just how important the time of waiting is.

I now have some of the things that I’ve prayed for. God has answered my prayers according to His will and in His timing. Now, I sometimes find myself praying, “God, this is all happening so fast. I don’t feel like I’m ready. I feel like I need more time.”
I went from begging God to hurry up to now asking God to slow down. I often laugh at the irony.

I’m so glad that God knows what He’s doing. I’m glad that he didn’t answer me when I wanted, because waiting for Him has brought joy, peace, love, and contentment greater than I ever knew possible. I’m glad that God didn’t answer me the way I wanted, because His way is so much more perfect and surprising. I’m glad for my time of waiting. In the time of waiting I learned to lean, trust, depend on, and turn to God like I never knew I could. In the waiting I learned that He is my rock and my salvation.

I know there is plenty more waiting to be done in my life. There is always more from God, more to wait on. But I’ve learned that waiting isn’t so bad when God is keeping me company. ♡

            Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, Forever; I choose Jesus.

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