Waiting is difficult.  I remember waiting, what seemed like forever, for candy on Easter morning, babies to be born, harvest to end, biopsy test results…

In this season of Lent, we wait.  Jesus knows, more than anyone, the difficulties of waiting.

Several conversations over the past few months have been about waiting.  Waiting for test results, news about a job, a house to sell, a cure, a new ministry to begin, and more.

I find encouragement in this season of waiting from the words of Isaiah 40:31 “Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength.”

New strength.  I love this.  We do not have to rely on what we have left from yesterday’s strength.

Today is a new day – new strength.  Amen.


  1. Love your thoughts! Here’s a couple additional thoughts from a book I read, “Wait and See” by Wendy Pope: “Waiting is inevitable. Waiting with hope and courage is optional. If we want to wait well and experience all God has for us in the midst of our waiting, we have have to be honest with Him about our fears and struggles. We also have to ask Jesus to give us eyes to see through a lens of hope and a heart molded by faith that He is working for our good and His glory.”

    And, “Waiting well looks forward to the future while staying present in the present. Waiting well means I remain open to God and allow Him to move me toward the future He has planned, in His time.”

    Thanks for sharing! Glad to have good friends to wait with!

    • Beautiful! I love the reminder to wait well while staying present in the present. Bless you, my precious friend!

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January 2021