It is hard to wait. A little unnerving, a bit unsettling. When? How? What will happen?
I am currently waiting for Ian’s rain and wind bands to hit Virginia. I am watching the strange cloud formations in the sky, seeing them move in an unusual direction. I feel the oncoming rain in my bones. (And yes, I know that makes me sound 100 years old, but it’s true! 🙂 )
We are not expecting anything like the terrible storm that hit Floridians. I have been thinking and praying for all of them so much. We could get 2-6 inches of rain, depending on how it tracks. Tucked into the side of a mountain as our century old home is, it is a little concerning.
But these times, these waitings, these storms…. these are the tests of faith. Do I believe that God protects me? Do I trust that whatever happens is for the best? Can I rest in that, and not fret?
“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” – Isaiah 30:18
“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 27:14
“My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning.” – Psalm 130:5
I tell you what I am waiting for the most. That glorious, amazing, transformational day when the Lord Jesus reappears to gather those of us who love Him, those He has saved by His great sacrifice. That day is worth all the waiting.
Read this slowly, out loud if you can. Rejoice and wait in the blessed hope:
“Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sins, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.” – Hebrews 9:27-28
Praying that all affected by Hurricane Ian will find a place of safety and aid.