This year has been one of waiting for me. At first it was a waiting that led to a disappointment. Then it was a waiting that I felt compelled to do, even though all that was within me yearned for movement.
I have been waiting on others, waiting on peace, and waiting on God. I feel like it has been a year of many reminders again, and again, of God’s promises to me and yet still I have had to wait.
I wonder if you, too, can relate. What have you been waiting on? Are you waiting on healing? Are you waiting on a promise yet to be fulfilled? Are you waiting for something to shift?
The waiting can be so hard and maintaining hope in the waiting can be painful. Especially when disappointment arrives instead of the promise.
As we come into this season of advent I was reminded once again of the meaning of the word advent:
Advent: an arrival or coming, especially one which is awaited.
As we enter this advent season, this waiting season that leads to Christmas, I want to point to what we can learn in the waiting. The song that I have had in my head while I have been writing this series is Take Courage by Bethel music so I am using lyrics from this song to inspire my this series.
Have a listen to the song, and join me as we start the series next week on the 2nd December, the first Sunday in advent.