Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Working in our Waiting

Christmas is only 14 days away.  14 days ya'll!!

2014 is only 21 days away.  

How crazy is that?!?

The moments of this year have been slow yet the year has flown by.

Ever since we started TTC I have felt like I lived life in two week increments.  There are the two weeks between ovulation and AF when I'm constantly back and forth between convincing myself I'm pregnant this month and convincing myself I'm not.
It's a vicious cycle.
Then there are the two weeks between AF and ovulation when I'm just looking forward to our next chance.  During those two weeks I tell myself it didn't happen this month but next month will be the month.

I'll admit I have found it very hard to have faith in this area of life.  I believe that God will give us children someday.  Yes children - not just one.  Yet each month I find it hard to believe that it will happen that month.  

I believe God did a huge thing this past weekend with my post about waiting.  Andrew & I both received more encouragement than I ever dreamed about.  I have friends struggling with the same thing & I had no idea.  Satan was winning the battle and we were keeping our struggles bottled up inside.

Not anymore!  

I'm not alone in waiting and neither are you.

My sweet sister-in-law Joy, along with several others of you, shared some pretty awesome things with me.  You may not be waiting for a baby like I am, but so many of you are waiting for something.

You are waiting for a job, for a husband, for a healed marriage, for a loved one to find their way back to Christ, for a drug addiction to end.... the list could go on and on.

We seem to all be waiting.

Waiting is hard.  In my simple mind NOW is the perfect time for a baby.  But I also would have said that this time a year ago - before I knew that God was going to provide Andrew with a new job and us with a new adventure that meant living apart for six months.  That would not have been the most fun time to be pregnant.

God sees the bigger picture.  He sees the whole picture.  He knows what is ahead when we can only see what is right in front of us.

As the heavens are higher than the earth,
    so are my ways higher than your ways
    and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Isaiah 55:9

After my last post I received so many encouraging words and scriptures that have been my anchor this past week as I learned that I'm hearing again this month "Not yet my child".  I want to share this encouragement with you for whatever it is you are waiting for.

This is a song that Joy shared with me.  I've only listened to it a thousand times since she shared it with me and every time results in a big ol' ugly cry with arms raised in worship to my Father who is with me.  He is always with me.  He is working in my waiting.


  1. Oh, Little One,
    How my heart aches for you. I remember the emotional roller coaster Jill went through - and I would not wish that on anyone ever.
    At the same time, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt - that God is GOOD, that His ways and timing are perfect and the only way to peace is to trust Him completely.
    Joy was right - everyone is waiting for something. As a preacher said one time years ago - "God saves the best for those who leave the choice to Him". He is working even while we are waiting - in us and through us. He is working through you now as you are transparent and share with others.
    I do not know His plan - but I know we can trust Him.
    Know I am praying without ceasing for you and Andrew!
    Love - Momma B

  2. I have also been thinking about me being in the "waiting room" waiting on God today so of course I loved your post. I am reminded of Exodus 14:14 which says "The lord will fight for you, you need only be still" Waiting is hard for our flesh to do and it makes us anxious and feel like we have to "do" something...but waiting on the Lord is a spiritual act of obedience. I may be in the waiting room and so may you, but we won't have to sit here forever because the Lord is fighting on our behalf :) praise God!

  3. Our waiting room is God's workroom!!! He is doing big things while we wait! xo

  4. Love this post! I am reminded of Psalm 27:14! Your blog has truly encouraged me!