Some seasons demand a lot more patience than others. I feel like I’m in one of those seasons right now as we all await the birth of my youngest sibling. Having to practice patience can bring out the best in us, but it can also bring out the side we don’t like to see—the ugly impatience that would wreck a perfect gift if left to go on its own.
So I thought a verse I was reminded of yesterday quite applicable:
“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.” (Psalm 37:7)
When we are driving on a windy, somewhat unfamiliar, road after dark with snow flying in the air, rest in the Lord.
When we are running behind schedule and wondering if we will get there in time, rest in the Lord.
When we are struggling to get a job accomplished in good time, rest in the Lord.
When we are waiting for a long-expected gift to come, rest in the Lord.
Do you have to tell this to yourself, too? I do; over and over, and over. And eventually, the second part comes easier. Wait patiently for Him. He knows. He has the perfect time lined up. I just need to rest.
What are you waiting for or working toward right now? How are you reminding yourself to rest in the Lord?