As I sit here and type this (6 months later), I still have pain running down my leg. It is there when I lie down, when I sit up, when I stand up, and when I walk. I am still aware that there are others worse off than me but man, am I tired of the pain. I have tried many different treatment techniques and well, I still have pain in my leg. My doctor is unsure of where my pain originates and had to “think about it”……while I have waited.
I waited 10 months to have a baby.
I waited 11 months between my engagement and my wedding day.
I waited until I was 16 years old to get my driver’s license.
I waited 15 minutes on the phone this morning to talk to someone.
I wait 30 minutes after taking my medicine before I eat.
I have waited for 6 months for relief of pain (although it has not come yet). However, when I look back on my list, I see one thing in common….the wait has ended. The end of the tunnel has come.
Waiting. Ultimately, it is to get to the end. Hopefully to get to something good. We want it to be “worth the wait.”
Micah 7:7 says this: I will look to the Lord; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.
There are 86 verses about waiting in the Bible and all of them have one thing in common…God is present.
Whether waiting for food or waiting for God to speak…God is present and the wait is over. Psalm 145:15-16; Psalm 5:3
Whether waiting for protection or waiting for hope…God is present and the wait is over. Psalm 33:20; Psalm 39:7
Whether waiting for redemption or waiting for salvation… God is present and the wait is over. Psalm 25:5; Hebrews 9:28
So, as I sit here and type with pain running down my leg, I know that God is present and the wait is over.
How do I know?
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1
God is present. The wait is over.