1. This is a beautiful post. I love these words, particularly, "Perhaps begging God to give us "now, now, now," is as tragic as babies born too soon to survive outside the womb. Your God-story will birth in fullness of time. We don't want it a day sooner." I'm breathing them deep into my soul.

  2. Anonymous

    Each post I read here is as a glass of water to my parched soul. I drink them in and the tears roll down. Thank you for writing them.

    Also, I admire your ability to say something and then stop. Many people keep talking and diluting their thoughts with extra words. You don't.

  3. Anonymous

    I love this post! Thank you for speaking God's truth and not minimizing anyone's wait, regardless of what they are waiting for (whether it be a child, marriage, job, health, salvation of a loved one, etc). Unfortunately I've read lately on some well-known Christian women's blogs that some waits are 'valid' (i.e. waiting for a child, adoption), others are not (i.e. waiting for a husband). As a single woman that is hurtful. I'm not sure why but sometimes when single women open up about the difficulty of waiting for marriage/family they get the "grass is always greener on the other side" comment which essentially negates or minimizes their waiting experience. I believe God uses different journeys for each of us and it's not so much what we are waiting for as whether we let the wait transform us and draw us near to God. So thank you again for not 'ranking' the importance of different waits. Your post was a breath of fresh air to me this week.

    Blessings to you!

  4. I've missed reading your posts lately, as we have been gone on a trip – but so glad I stopped by again! This post was so encouraging to me today (as I am waiting for two of our grown kids to come back to God) – I loved your words about not wishing for the answer until "the fullness of time". So often we want to hurry things up, and it is not God's best timing. May He receive all the glory for His work in our children's lives, at just the right time! And also in mine, as He is allowing this "wait" to also teach me and draw me closer to Him, for His purposes.

  5. These comments are all so thoughtful… many so constructive. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I pray God bless you and fill you all — and me — with more of Him.

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