Waiting is hard.
Sometimes it can feel absolutely overwhelming – especially when the waiting has been long.
You’ve prayed the prayers. You’ve shared your story. You’ve heard every well-intended word of encouragement about trusting God that you could possibly handle.
And you’ve heard all of the other comments about how you should move on, questioning your own heart and the whispers of “Did God really say?”
Waiting is exhausting.
And there are moments when you feel like if the waiting last much longer, you just might let go.
I’ve been there.
In the waiting my heart has ached so much that I could feel the physical pain of it. And I’ve had tears come in waves that I couldn’t seem to stop once that started.
Waiting feels hopeless.
I could tell you the waiting will be worth it, and that God has a plan. I could tell you that there are things happening behind the scenes that you can’t see now, but some day this will all make sense. I could remind you that I’m praying for you and for God to provide the answer, for the promise to be fulfilled, and for the healing to come.
And while I believe all of that to be true – more than that – I can stand with you while you wait.
I fully believe that prayers make a difference and it’s good to be reminded of the promises of God. But I also know how much the waiting changes when you have someone standing by your side.
What are you waiting for?
I don’t have the answers. I don’t know when the waiting will end. I don’t know if or when God is going to provide. But I know the waiting is easier when you have someone to wait with you.
Waiting is hard.
Waiting alone is harder.
Today – brave hope looks like standing alongside each other – linking arms – while we wait.
Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble. –Ecclesiastes 4:9-10