The In-Between Time: How Well Do We Wait?

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Life makes us wait. We wait to get our braces off, to finish school, to learn what college accepted us. We wait to marry; for our children to be born, grow up, leave home . . . then we wait for them to call. We wait in line at the grocery store, post office, airport. We wait in the doctor's office. We wait to die.

As much as we hate it, waiting often is when we learn how to trust God. We are forced to depend on Him and not on ourselves. At life's stop signs we recognize that we are not in control of the universe and God is.

How do we wait? We can grow annoyed and impatient and angry. Or we can choose to grow into an intimate, dynamic relationship with Jesus. When we invite Him into our hearts, He helps us wait with grace, hope, and anticipation. We draw from His patience and gain courage to go one more day.

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;
My soul waits for the Lord
More than watchmen for the morning,
More than watchmen for the morning.
(Psalm 130:5-6)