We must wait patiently when we are waiting for the best person to share our dreams and the daily ploughs and pleasures of life this side of heaven.
Why wait? Better to be lonely and one than miserable and two, Grandma warned me. And so we know it to be true, given a few years under our belt.
And so we wait if we are single, or single again, and ringless. I opened a journal—written once upon a time—and was reminded once again of the truth and the journey of waiting….
Streams of encouragement flooded in at the same time from all directions to wait:
A friend prayed for me at a difficult time:
“God would bring me someone who loves me very much.”
The radio announced 3 encouragements by Chuck Swindoll on the topic:
1- You may be surprised when you wait because the reason you’re waiting may be for your own change…and good.
2- The waiting itself is wise.
3- It’s always biblical when we get to impossible situations to wait…just wait.
A letter arrived:
I’m praying that the Lord will use your wounded heart for His glory and continue to teach you about that “in spite of” kind of love …so that when you meet that “special guy” you will love him and the Lord with a pure love. And when that guy comes along you will be so thankful that the Lord had you wait.
With a book excerpt:
“We so often want to pick the half-ripe fruit. The husbandman knows to wait till the proper time. And it is the Father, in whose hands are the times and seasons, who alone knows the moments when the soul is ripened to that fullness of faith in which it can really take and keep the blessing.”
Andrew Murray, Waiting on God
And so God helps us to trust Him as we wait and to be at peace by His very Word:
“Oh how great is your goodness which you have laid up for those who fear you, which you have prepared for those who trust in You. “ Psalm 31:9