“Waiting”….I’ve heard this word a lot in this last week. A sense of struggle has been incorporated into the idea of “waiting.” To be honest, I have been one of those people who are struggling a bit with waiting.
Waiting… for Christmas; waiting…for a new direction from God; waiting…for test results; waiting…for clarity to emerge where confusion is obvious; waiting…for responses from others so we can chose the next step. Waiting…for the pay check.
Waiting is a part of every day…in the ordinary parts of everyday. “How we wait” makes all the difference in our character. “How we wait” is part of watching God work and allowing the Holy Spirit to be our comfort and guide. I was reminded of God’s role in my waiting, thanks to a Florida football play who painted John 14: 26,27 on his face.
“But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
In groups, as in life, perhaps the best thing we can do with other people is to wait…and watch… together, for God to show up.
What has been helpful in your “waiting?” A verse? An activity? A relationship? Feel free to share your thoughts below.