"I don't mind waiting" this is the response I gave the Lord not too long ago. Ever since, I have been wrestling with not being frustrated in this waiting.

God is stretching my patience and is drawing me closer to Himself. It sucks right now but I made a commitment to wait, so that is what I will do. I have to be more cautious of what I think and how I react to the daily frustrations that come my way. I have to center myself in the Lord while I am in the middle of being frustrated. Calling on the name of the Lord, listening to worship music, saying a prayer of thankfulness and asking the Lord for help has been my way of trying not to let my frustration stay too long and turn into stress.

This is not always easy, and often I struggle to get to a place where I feel I can call on the Lord and ask for help, but I would not grow if there was no pain involved. I am also holding onto the promise that the Lord will deliver me. I am also looking for things to be hopeful for as the day goes on.

It is imperative that I hold onto a greater hope in the Lord than in the world and the things around me. In scripture I read time and time again about hoping in the Lord, now I see I have no choice.

I encourage you to read these scriptures and to answer these questions:

Psalm 31:24

Romans 15:13

Psalm 42:5

Romans 12:12

Is there something God is asking you to be still and patient in?

Have you told God you would wait? How has the waiting been?

What is God showing you while He has you waiting?