Have you ever had to wait for something you’ve desperately wanted? Have you ever experienced a longing in the depths of your soul?
Maybe that was a past feeling, or maybe you are still there—waiting, ever waiting for God to move and grant you your heart’s desire.
Waiting is often grueling. It’s amazing how waiting can often feel more exhausting than getting.
What are you waiting for?
Love – A child – A new job – Healing – Answers – Hope – Financial freedom – Recognition
I have a friend who has been waiting for something for years and years. Her deepest desire—her soul’s longing—is for her children and husband to trust in Jesus.
My friend, Robyn, came to faith in Jesus as an adult, after her children were grown. She saw the light of Jesus’ love and could not help but be drawn into it. She is a beautiful witness for the Lord and an encouragement to all who meet her. She teaches two-year-olds in our weekly Bible study. There you will always find her with a song on her lips and a smile on her face. She loves those children in such a way that you feel better about yourself, and life in general, after being in her classroom.
God revealed something precious to me today as I listened to her share her heart with our group. She mentioned that while she waits on God to answer her prayers about her own children, she will continue to teach other people’s children about Jesus.
This precious woman has determined in her heart not to give up on God, not to wring her hands in despair, not to begrudge God’s timing—but to actively wait. To get up every Tuesday morning and pour into the lives of children. To do what she can while she can. She is actively waiting. And God is blessing her faithfulness and obedience.
My own daughter had Robyn as a teacher several years ago. My daughter still remembers Ms. Robyn and loves to run up and hug her. My little girl was taught by Robyn, and then two years later prayed to ask Jesus to be her Savior and King. Robyn helped to plant seeds of truth deep inside my little one’s heart, as well as so many other little ones. Countless children are being introduced to their Creator and King by this woman who has determined in her heart to walk in obedience while she waits.
I don’t think I will ever look at waiting quite the same way. God can bless our time of waiting just as much as He can bless us with what we’ve been waiting for. And only He knows the lives that may be changed through an obedient waiting heart.
Thank you Ms. Robyn!
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31