Waiting that heals

Even when things seem most frustrating, good is always present to be discerned and experienced.

Most of us are probably familiar with the frustration of waiting endlessly at a traffic light when we have an appointment to keep. This seems unimportant, of course, when we consider the far more difficult kinds of waiting, such as the longing one may have for a job or relationship that never comes to pass, or the tragedy of refugees massed at food distribution points.

Is there a way to move beyond being victims of delay or inactivity? The Bible points to a waiting that empowers. The book of Isaiah says, "They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint."

There's nothing debilitating or futile here. And isn't the key the purpose of the wait? The Bible isn't describing waiting for some thing or some one. It's talking about waiting on God.

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