A freshly washed blanket covered in tiny floral design is carefully placed into my bag. Newborn booties, a pink hat, and cozy sleepers are placed alongside it. As I pack my bag, I can't help but smile. The big day is approaching, and I will soon hold my daughter in my arms.
My excitement grows with each passing day. Will I meet her today? I wait expectantly. Then, another day goes by, and I continue to wait. One day I will hold her and call her by name. I will sing sweet songs over her and delight in her beauty. She is a marvelous creation of our Creator. Only he knows her now, and soon, I will meet her. As for today, I wait for her. Some days I wait patiently and other days reluctantly. Why does the wait seem long and hard?
Maybe you are not an expectant mom like I am, but chances are you are waiting for something in your life. What is it for you today? And most importantly, what does God want you to know as you wait? I want to share with you what God has revealed to me through his Word, but before I do, I want to reassure you.
You are not alone.
Waiting is hard.
But as you and I wait, let's be reminded of these truths:
God promises to hear us. (Micah 7:7)
Our time frame is different from God's. (2 Peter 3:8)
God wants us to be content in today. (Psalm 118:24)
God promises joy and peace when we trust him. (Romans 15:13)
While we wait, God's Word gives us hope. (Psalm 130:5)
This week we will study more about what God wants us to know when we are in a season of waiting. Please consider joining in the study for the week. Click here to download the reading guide. Let's begin by reading Monday's verse.
“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” Micah 7:7, NIV
As you read this verse, consider these questions:
What does this verse promise?
What does this verse say to do?
How might it look for you to “watch in hope” in your particular circumstances today?
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