April 21, 2021 Maranatha Baptist Church

Patiently Waiting - Rebecca Trull

Patiently Waiting - Rebecca Trull

Patiently Waiting – Rebecca Trull

 

Do you ever feel like you are always waiting? We pray and then spend time waiting. Sometimes God’s answer comes quickly, but other times it can take a while. It can be hard not knowing what we are called to do with our lives, waiting for God to show us his plan. It can feel like we are navigating a valley and when we look up everything seems impossibly overwhelming. 

            As a military wife I spend a lot of time in that valley. Waiting for my husband to come home for the day, waiting for him to leave for training or deployment and then waiting for him to return. Those periods of waiting can be hours, days, weeks, or even months. In 9 years of marriage, we have spent more time apart than we have actually spent together. 

           Waiting is never easy. When will we move again? Where will we go this time? What is the time frame? Sometimes we are told we have to move and only have a few weeks to prepare, or we have months but the destination changes multiple times. The military is rarely consistent but through all the chaos, we always have one constant in our life: God. I know that even though this life is hard and sometimes extremely lonely I have him, He gives me strength to keep going. He picks me up in the morning and helps me be the best mom I can be to my girls, when all I really want to do is lay in bed. When I cannot sleep at night because my brain will not shut off, I pray and feel all the worry wash away as I finally drift asleep.    

           Waiting is hard but when the feeling of being stuck in the valley is overwhelming, remember that God is setting up the next mountain peak. His plans are bigger than we understand and life without Him is a life absent of the views you find at the top of the mountain.