(Repost from The THRIVE Journal, September 5, 2013)
“Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” (Psalms 62:5 NLT)
I am waiting impatiently for my grandson, Noah, to be born. Noah is my first grandchild and the first child of my son, Zachary, and his wife Daniella. His due date is September 7th, but I suspect that he is on his own schedule like most babies. So much of life is about waiting and hoping. I am not good at waiting. However, I do have hope that God is working all things together for my good.
“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. (Romans 8:28 NLT)”
But honestly, I just want all things to work together for my good in a hurry. Especially now. Being present and living in the moment is just not easy when you are waiting for something good to happen. So for now, I am going to work on memorizing Psalm 62:5 and practicing waiting quietly even though I feel like I JUST CAN’T WAIT!
Is there something good you are waiting for?
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.” ~ Emily Dickenson
(I made the photograph of a white Crape Myrtle in Memphis, Tennessee in August 2013 and the photograph of Zachary and Daniella in June 2013.)