Waiting….. We just don’t like it. When we have to wait or be inconvenienced in some way, there are a few of us who can get pretty impatient and cranky. It’s not uncommon in my neck of the woods to see outbursts of impatience in the grocery line or in traffic.
It can be even harder when we are waiting to find our future beloved spouse, or a waiting to find a job that is needed to support one’s family.
Waiting can also be REALLY, genuinely agonizing as well, like the waiting that is necessary during times of intense suffering such as during a long, painful illness of a loved one, or through serious relationship struggles. Those enduring a tragic hardship often wonder when the situation (or the resultant heartache) will end.
In every scenario of waiting, however, there are graces and lessons to be learned that we need. Lessons like learning to trust, blooming where we are planted, redemption, dying to the self, and others. If we are open, God teaches us through the waiting, and offers us His grace which is wholly sufficient. And yes, sometimes the waiting is excruciating. But there’s a true beauty and goodness to behold in the process of waiting and pondering, and in asking God what He wants us to learn – even when we wonder “Where are You, God?”
Tune in as Erin Franco and I talk about the important lessons that come with Waiting… and about keeping a rightly ordered perspective coupled with a posture of openness to receive what God is trying to share with us as we learn these sometimes hard lessons on this episode of the Faith & Good Counsel Show.