Leigh Edwards

He is in the Waiting

A waiting time shouldn’t be a wasted time.

But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

– Isaiah 40:31

We are preparing for the busiest season of the year. We are waiting for the sales, we are waiting for the Christmas work functions. We are waiting for the public holidays. We are waiting to tick off all of our lists. We are waiting for the family gatherings. We are waiting to celebrate one of the most important parts of being a Christian. The birth of Jesus.

But for some of us we are waiting for this year to be over, maybe it’s been a tough year.

Maybe you are waiting for those health results.

Maybe you are waiting for that apology.

Maybe you are waiting for that positive pregnancy test.

Maybe you are waiting for that promotion.

What are you waiting for?

Waiting can be painful.

Waiting can be uncomfortable.

But a waiting time shouldn’t be a wasted time.

That’s what the Lord has taught me this year.

What are you doing while you wait?

God is actually waiting for us.

Waiting doesn’t mean we don’t do anything.

What can you do in your waiting?

Pray. Simply talking to Jesus. You can’t control the wait but you can control your response.

Keep moving don’t stay still – the enemy is roaring like a lion, we don’t win the race by staying still.

Patience. It is always in God’s timing, it’s not a race and sometime it feels slow.

Find gratitude – What are you thankful for that is already in front of you? Gratitude produces joy.

Just this week, I have felt overwhelmed by the enormous pressure of work, preparing for busy events, organising Christmas presents, the intense struggle of having a child with medical needs and managing all those challenges and all those other things.

Waiting for these events, these deadline. My eye was twitching, and I was just overwhelmed by the end of the day.

I took myself off for a shower, listening to worship music and as I got out, the line of the song playing “hallelujah”, “hallelujah” “hands lifted to heaven”, and I paused right in that moment on my walk to the wardrobe, I lifted my hands to Jesus, singing the words “hallelujah” …

Peace instantly entered my heart.

The line that followed “He’s waiting here for you”.

All along Jesus is waiting for us to come to Him.

Then, in that moment, I didn’t feel so overwhelmed. I remembered I do not need to do these things and feel these pressure by myself.

My strength was renewed.

Jesus is waiting for you.

Let that be enough. Jesus is enough.

I pray you find Jesus while you are waiting.

Ask God questions.

God tells us to wait patiently for Him!

And may you renew your strength as you do, as you surrender to Him.

Be encouraged, as the year draws near to an end, while you are still waiting. He is with you while you are waiting, and He has been with you all this time!

He is just waiting for you.

The waiting season is never a wasted season.

Grateful for another year.

Leigh x

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair.

2 Corinthians 4:8

They will fight you, but they will fail.
For I am with you, and I will take care of you.
I, the LORD, have spoken!”

Jeremiah 1:19