Thursday, August 27, 2020

Wating for the Shoe to Drop

Are you tired of waiting for the next thing to happen? 

Me too.

This year has been one of waiting. We wait for Covid-19 to end. We wait for summer to be over. We wait for the election to get here. We'll maybe be done with all the politic rhetoric. We wait for riots and looting to end. 

On a personal note, perhaps we wait for a loved one to call. Or get well. Or visit.

Where's the other shoe? We need two to walk through the ordeals we face.  But alas. We only have one shoe. We're waiting for the other one to drop.

What will it bring with it when it drops? More of the same?

In this day of waiting, it's easy to become discouraged and feel hopeless.

There are Scriptures about waiting.  How about this one? 

Psalms 27:13-14. I am still confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living! Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord. NIV

God has over twenty Scriptures about waiting for Him. He knows it's difficult, but He likes us to walk in patience.

He patiently waits for us to know Him. To trust Him. To love Him. Why shouldn't we wait for Him?

Scriptures are encouraging while we face bad times and wait for them to change. Maybe they'll get better, or maybe they'll get worse. Either way, I want two shoes to walk through these days.

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