How To Keep Faith in a Season of Waiting

I had a conversation with my daughter this morning as I was taking her to preschool.

“I don’t want to go to school.”

“Oh, why is that?”

“I don’t like sitting criss-cross applesauce on the carpet.”

Oh, how I wish I could go back to simpler times when sitting criss-cross applesauce on the carpet circle was my biggest challenge of the day.

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A season of waiting.

Life is hard, can we go ahead and agree on that!?

My husband and I are in a season of waiting right now, as I mentioned here. We are in the middle of selling our home. This decision wasn’t an easy one for us, or at least it wasn’t for me. This was the first home we bought, I was only 20 years old! This has been the only home I have lived in for more than a few years. I grew up in a military family and the military life doesn’t really allow you to call any one place home for long. We have poured so much time and love into this home and honestly I NEVER thought I would leave here. I always had it envisioned I would die in this house, this was our home!

A little background information, we live on a little over 7 acres in the middle of the woods, it is legit “over the river and through the woods”! Ok, so it isn’t a river, but you do have to cross a dry weather creek 3 times! There are four houses out here, at one time it was all family. We had one family member sell and move. When that change happened, it opened up the possibility of selling our home that I had NEVER thought about before. My in-laws live across the street from us and we decided that we would both put our houses on the market and move out of here together. And that is what we did or trying to do!

Now, remember the “over the river and through the woods” analogy. That is why our house is still on the market… finding someone who wants to live in the country (the real country) is not as easy at is seems. People want country, but the front of Country Living country, we are in the real deal country! So we need to be still and wait. We are in a season of waiting.

A season of waiting is not new for us, we have been through them before and I know this won’t be our last. I can remember when we started trying for baby #3, it was such an exciting time. We found out we were pregnant and went in for that first ultrasound only to find out that there was no baby. I had what is called a blighted ovum, a fertilized embryo attaches to the uterine wall but the embryo does not develop but the cells still develop the sac. Basically, your body thinks you are pregnant even though the baby never started to develop. It took a couple weeks for my body to realize there was no baby growing and I went through the process of a miscarriage. I knew we wanted baby #3 but I was not mentally prepared to try again for about a year after that. That season of waiting was long. Thankfully we are past that now, I was able to get pregnant again and The Baby who I really need to rename to The Toddler, The Little Tornado or Mess Maker will be 2 in a few short weeks!

We have been in a few seasons of waiting. Waiting to be in a better financial position. Waiting on job opportunities, deployments and health scares.  There will become a time in your life, if you have not already experienced it… a season of waiting. It can be hard and it can be disheartening. But this is a time when you find out what you are made of, a time to dig down and find that inner strength. This is a time where you cling to God's word. You focus on it! You pray on it! You hold these words in your heart!

5 Bible Verses to Focus On in Your Season of Waiting

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
— 1 John 5:14-15
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.
— Proverbs 3:5-6
My God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
— Philippians 4:19
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
— Isaiah 41:10
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave your nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
— Deuteronomy 31:8

I am not sure when that one person will find our home and say, “Yep, this is the house I HAVE to have.” Will it happen, yes. When will it happen, I have no idea. However, a season of waiting is just that, a season. It will soon pass by like the clouds in the sky and before we know it we will be onto the next season.

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