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.
- Shattered Glass - August 25, 2017
- Rising Tides Raise All Ships - January 19, 2017
- Daughter of a King - December 14, 2016
Love this song! And yes, I agree with you that we are all waiting for something! Thanks for the reminder: we are not alone in this place of waiting.
I think my heart always *knows* God is with me, but sometimes my head doesn’t catch on. Love the song. And you. 🙂
Very nice! Music for the soul, especially when waiting seems so relentless.
Thanks for sharing.
We ARE always waiting for something. I never thought about it before! Does it mean we’re not content or that we’re fully aware “This world is not our home?” Hmmmm…..
And I agree with everyone else–this song is lovely!
“You are waiting for a reason.” Ahhhhh! That just sits well in my heart. Waiting does sometimes suck real bad, but sometimes it just feels right. Thanks, Katie, for sharing your waiting with us! Much to ponder.
Yep. Either we’re waiting or are in some sort of transition. Doh. 😉 Sometimes I think God makes us wait on Him because we really don’t have to wait on much else in our automated, need-to-be-first, “If you’re not first, yer last” culture. He’s different. And waiting on Him makes us a bit different, too. Thank you for this post!