Is it just me, or does anyone else always feel like they’re waiting? I feel like I’m either waiting for people to get back to me, waiting for my food to heat up, waiting for something good to happen and most of the time, waiting for God to show up. Now, I don’t mean this in a horrible way, because I know that God has shown up for me many, many times, but sometimes when you’re in the pit of the valley you just feel like you’re continuously waiting.
Let me tell you what I am waiting for right now. I’m waiting for some peace.
I was lucky enough to get a job at my university right after graduation. I was also super lucky that I found some amazing roommates, an amazing apartment, and an amazing rent for all of that. I am so thankful that things have turned out the way they did, but I feel like peace is missing from my life. And I’ve been waiting for it.
But the more I think about waiting, I feel like we are all waiting for something. I feel like we all have been in the position where our lives are like shattered glass and we are having a horrible time trying to pick up the pieces. That we’re waiting for God to come in and pick up those pieces and restore our peace, or our joy, or our love, or whatever you need to be restored.
I heard a song called “Hills and Valleys” by Tauren Wells. And oh my goodness did this speak to me. The song talks about how God is with us on the Hills and in the Valleys. How He put us there for a reason. This song gave me much peace. Just hearing that God put us there for a reason, no matter how high or how low, just gave me an overwhelming sense of peace.
So even though you may feel like you’ve been waiting forever (maybe for your frozen meal to heat up because that is how I live my life. Amen?), just take a minute to listen to this song and remember that God put you there for a reason. You are waiting for a reason. Waiting sucks and isn’t fun, but sometimes the wait is so worth the reward.