My son cannot believe it is taking this long and I remind him that good things take time. The arrival of a baby is a very good thing!
I am learning the value of the wait. My prayers as a young follower of Jesus used to be, "Lord, give me patience and be quick about it!" I was foolishly praying for patience when a farm accident injuring my thumb got me time in the hospital from Thanksgiving Day until a day before Christmas. I have learned to be careful what to pray for when I pray!
The Bible records stories of people waiting.
A wife and husband, Sarah and Abraham, waiting decades for the baby God told them they would have.
A suffering man named Job, waiting for justice.
A nation of people waiting for their Messiah.
If you are waiting for an answer from God, a relationship to be restored, a position to open or a return to health - remember these three values that come from wait:
1. Patience - that God's timing is always better than our timing.
2. Confidence - that God is going to come through.
3. Joy - the anticipation brings greater joy when the waiting is over.
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in His word I put my hope.