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  1. God does speak so much through waiting. What a great 31 day series!

    I'm glad I found your blog via WIP Wednesday! We have a son who joined our family via adoption. He is 5 and is from Guatemala. We are in the process now of WAITING for an adoption from the Philippines 🙂

  2. hannah

    I'm waiting for restoration and renewal of a relationship. Somethings happened (unintentional, to my knowledge — I don't think the person knows how I feel) and neither of us have been in contact for six months. Her silence, I'm not sure why, mine is due to the pain. But I miss having her in my life and have done my best to forgive her because I'm tired of anger. Now I've made the first step in attempting to contact her. It's been a step of faith.

  3. Beautiful, Rachel. Stuck in the wait – that's exactly how I feel sometimes. I thought it would pass with each of life's milestones. But the older I get, the more I realize that there will ALWAYS be something we're stuck waiting for!

    At least until we're in His presence. In the meantime, I've learned to be content. Even in the wait.

    Blessings to you!
    Linking up from Walk With Him Wednesdays,
    Susan in VA

  4. YES YES YES! We all wait and we all wait in painful ways and we do not know what the waiting will do, but God has plans for us in the wait. Sometimes He says rest in the wait, sometimes He says do something in the wait…Praying as we all wait we listen for His voice behind us saying "This is the way, walk in it."

  5. I love hearing from y'all! It's encouraging in the midst of a LOT of hard work writing for this series.

    Jennifer, Hannah, and Melanie: I'm putting you on my cork board and praying for you every day this month as you wait.

    Elizabeth… I'm going to check out that song right now!

  6. Waiting is so hard. It seems like we are always waiting on something in some form or another. Thanks for sharing your experience and encouraging others. Thanks for linking up with WIP!

  7. I also am in a 'wait' and I have felt as though I'm the only one around me in 'here'. But when I reach out for help {if I dare}, I usually find that's not so true. There's usually someone else feeling exactly the same as me. Thanks for this…and for your prayer. I could use one today. 😉

  8. Oh. This was so good to read today. I'm waiting, my friends are waiting, we all hurt, and it's so easy to get impatient and frustrated. Thank you for this!

    (and thank you for linking up at Life:Unmasked!)

  9. Susan, it's true that we can FEEL so much more isolated in our struggle than is reality. I'm praying for you.

    Joy, thank you for being here!

  10. Rachel, I love this series that you are doing – somehow, I came across your blog a few days ago, and am so thankful I did. Prayer is something that God is taking me deeper in (and I'm starting to write more on this topic, as well). And I agree wholeheartedly with you, that the purpose behind all our pain and all our waiting, is to draw us closer to Jesus. We've gone through some long periods of waiting, and of pain (and we are still waiting in some areas) – and it really becomes all worth it, for this is where He wants to be – totally depending on Him. I think it's so great how you are reaching out to comfort and walk alongside those who are waiting, encouraging them that they are not alone, and also, reminding us of the ultimate prize … Jesus.

  11. Cherry,
    I hope you saw the comment I left on your blog earlier this week. We are talking about the same thing, really. 🙂 Love to you.

  12. So I am obviously bombarding your mailbox with my comments but Im just catching up on your posts and each one resonates with my heart, with the pain and frustration that I am feeling.

    Again, thank you for this series. Thank you for the words that you pour in. They feel like a big, warm hug, reminding me to hold on.

    Because it truly hurts. And Im sobbing my eyes out as I write this. But it's comforting to read that Christ has not forgotten me.

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