The Waiting Room

Wait: Keep on. Continue. Hang about. Linger. Remain.

Waiting is difficult. Especially when the grocery lines are long, the traffic is backed up and our plans are delayed. Waiting on God is difficult. Especially when it seems like others shuffle past our still feet and our plans derail.


I still my body but continue to tap my impatient feet. My patient God responds with a wonderful and timely work in my life. He alters my plans and demands adaptation. He says wait.

I buck at first, fighting for my way with everything inside of me. Then something magnificent happens. God removes my options forcing me to be still. Not just my body, but my hands and feet, my heart and soul.

He takes every big thing happening in my life and throws in a wrench. The entire rusty machine of my life grinds to a halt as I lift my eyes toward Heaven.


I say God moves in a wonderful and magnificent way because despite how unpleasant it feels, I need it. He masterfully moves the pieces of my life into new places – places I would have never considered. The wrench He throws does not destroy; it tweaks and repairs and alters my purpose.

I’m tempted to share the details of how God worked in my heart, but right now, the experience is fresh and precious to me. Instead I will remind you of what He reminds me.

God is the provider.

His gifts are good gifts – always.

His plans are best

His ways are right.

 Breathe deep of your life-giving God. Inhale the goodness of Him drawing Him into the hidden places of your heart.

2 thoughts on “The Waiting Room

  1. Haunani Thunell says:

    Absolutely beautiful! I stumbled across your blog when I googled “the wife sets the tone in her home” and I’m so happy I found it. It is inspiring and uplifting. THank you so much for the things you write. I look forward to reading more!


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