What are you waiting on?

As I talk to women, young and old alike, I find that almost all of us are waiting on something.  Currently, I am waiting on my pregnant belly to get bigger so that I actually look pregnant!  Every day I wake up and check my figure in the mirror to see if some significant change has happened over night.  I am actively, and sometimes very impatiently, waiting for a bigger belly.

Other times in my life I have waited for other things.  Waited to meet the right man, waited to be engaged, waited for the wedding day to come.  Another season of my life that I avidly waited for was my graduation from college.  Jimmy and I were traveling every weekend and trying to get through our classes with passing grades.  I was taking 19 hours both semesters of my final year of college and Jimmy was taking 17.  Talk about a heavy load.  We were so excited for this season to be over that we made a countdown on a big poster board, which read on the back, “FREE AT LAST!”  Just crossing off another day each morning gave us hope that graduation day, and thus freedom from our tiring school work, was just that much closer.

So what does the Bible have to say about waiting?  A lot actually.  As I read through the Psalms, I noticed verse after verse about promises for those who wait.  Except there is one difference between Biblical waiting and what most of us do: the object of our waiting.  Almost every single time there is a promise in scripture about those who wait, it is only for those who wait ON THE LORD.

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