The waiting room:
Appointments, news, interviews… For yourself, for a friend, for a loved one. The most beautiful art on the wall and the best assortment of magazines can barely take the edge off the pain of anticipation.
But then it comes.
There is a purpose for the wait.
Note — it a ‘wait,’ not a ‘delay.’
A friend of mine shared once, “It may feel delayed in our time, but we know that in Yours, it is perfectly on time.”
Did we learn what we should in this season of waiting?
Are we ready for what comes next?
Call to mind those before us who waited. They waited with a Heavenly Hope.
Remember, the things that you wait for now do not compare to the joys of what Heaven will bring.
And should it come for you to leave the waiting room… Without what you were waiting for… Know that this is not the end.
Some things, we will only understand in Eternity.
Hebrews 11:13-16; 39-40
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland. And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had come out, they would have had opportunity to return. But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for them…
And all these, having obtained a good testimony through faith, did not receive the promise, God having provided something better for us, that they should not be made perfect apart from us.”
“…Who could ever know the depths of the mystery of your grace. Though our minds can’t take it in, Lord our hearts are filled with praise.”