Yesterday on So You Wanna Be Published Eva Marie Everson wrote an inspiring article on Waiting.
It made me think of some times in my own life and how so much of it is filled with waiting.
I waited until I was finally old enough to flee a home filled with turmoil. Thankfully, I found my loving husband when I was twenty-two.
I waited two years through a multitude of embarrassing and frustrating tests to get pregnant. In 1984, I held my child in my arms for the first time.
I waited a year for the owners of a Christian bookstore to sell it to my partners and I. They did--for one dollar.
I waited for my daughter to find someone as wonderful as her father to marry. In 2006, she married a boy she met at Bible college.
I waited for my first submission to be accepted. When the email came, I knew my life had changed. Again.
Today I wait again for an agent to either love my manuscript or pass on it.
But there is a common thread that runs through all these waiting moments in my life.
What relief that God already knows the beginning, the middle and the end--and in the end--He is the only one I need to wait on.
"But 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"(Isaiah 40:31).