Called Out: “Wai…..ting”

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By Evelyn Kay

Patiently standing at the front door waiting for her Dad to arrive is my 2 year old.  She’s excited because he has just called to say that he is on his way home from the church.  Considering the time of day, “on his way” was going to be at least an hour and a half, and she would’ve stood right there waiting if I had let her.  However, I convinced her that we could get her bath done and she’d still make it back downstairs before her dad’s arrival.  You can imagine the excitement when she heard his key turn in the door!

Waiting is no fun at all.  It doesn’t help that we go through our days with the latest, innovative ways to do anything and everything faster and better than the “old” way.  Waiting on an answer from God can be frustrating for most faithful Christians.  We want answers to our problems yesterday.  But, consider this:

“When I was waiting quietly for the Lord, His heart was turned to me, and He gave ear to my cry.” Psalms 40:1

This scripture reminds me that:

(1) He heard me the first time I asked.

(2) He hasn’t forgotten my request.

(3) I’ll have my answer when I’m ready for it.

(4) It will be worth the wait.

Just like my 2 year old finally got her big bear hug from her dad, we will get our answers to our requests from our Father, and they will be right on time!

Peace and Blessings!

Evelyn is a mother of four awesome children, the wife of a preacher and an elementary school teacher.  She is blessed and loves being a blessing to others whenever she can.  She blogs at Our Party of Six.

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