Waiting…

A season of waiting makes for introspection. Some is good and some is not so good. In the world of blogging right now I’m not so good at getting around to many participants in my favorite weekly memes. I will cut down on some so I can do better with others. It doesn’t sit well with my brain and my comfort to be a “hit and run participant”.

I use feedly to keep track of the blogs I don’t want to miss any new posts from. I hope to add more blogs to this site as I search out more faithful bloggers out there.

We are in the season of Lent and Dear and I have set aside something together that we enjoy on a regular basis for this season. So maybe this is a kind of Spring cleaning time in my life.

We are on the alert for the arrival of our little Addy. God knows the timing on this and we will be hitting the road post haste when we get that phone call.

If you don’t see anything new here for a stretch of days don’t get the wrong idea. Blogging and bloggers are near and dear to me. I’m not giving up. Here are some verses from God’s Word on waiting in the English Standard Version.

Isaiah 40:31:

but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 27: 13-14

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!

Psalm 33: 20-22

Our soul waits for the Lord;
    he is our help and our shield.
 For our heart is glad in him,
    because we trust in his holy name.
 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us,
    even as we hope in you.

Psalm 130: 5-6

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
    and in his word I hope;
 my soul waits for the Lord
    more than watchmen for the morning,
    more than watchmen for the morning.

Isaiah 64: 4

From of old no one has heard
    or perceived by the ear,
no eye has seen a God besides you,
    who acts for those who wait for him.

1 Kings 2: 3

and keep the charge of the Lord your God, walking in his ways and keeping his statutes, his commandments, his rules, and his testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn,

19 thoughts on “Waiting…

  1. Love all these scriptures on waiting, Ellen, especially Psalm 33, which I recently ran across. I’m in a season of waiting as well.

    But I do have to say, waiting on a grandchild is a most fun (and fruitful!) type of wait!

  2. A blessed and fruitful Lent to you, Ellen, as we await the joyous celebration of the Lord’s Resurrection. And all prayers for the safe and happy arrival of little Addy, in God’s perfect timing.

  3. 🌸Oh I was hoping “the wait” had begun, but by the time you get that news, you’ll be heading over the trail. I am not worried; I know you to be a gal who loves to blog. Sometimes, I can be patient and especially for such a good reason.

  4. Spring cleaning time in your life is such a wonderful way of describing what is happening for you right now, Ellen. You are such a blessing. Praying that all goes well with dear sweet Addy’s entrance into this world. I can hardly wait for you to be a grandmother…it is such fun. Enjoy each and every moment that you have with her and your family.

    Thank you for sharing the Scripture verses. Psalm 27 is one of the Psalms I’ve memorized as part of a memory challenge, so verses 13-14 are especially dear to me.

  5. I am so excited for you all. May the Lord bless Addy and mommy and give you safe travel when you do get the call. Take all the time you need and we will be waiting anxiously when you return. Beautiful verses you have shared. xoxo

  6. Thank you for those verses about waiting on the Lord! Psalm 33:20-22 were verses we chose for our wedding/marriage. I love being reminded and seeing the answer to that prayer.

  7. I just wanted to say what a comfort these verses and your post was today. I was worried about something all morning. But when I the verses I took it as a message from the Lord for me that I was to wait upon Him today and trust that He would help me. In due course all turned out well, but it was good to have this message while I was anxious. Thank you!

  8. Hi Ellen, Thank you for sharing these verses of scripture. Waiting can be hard, can’t it? I pray for the healthy arrival of your new grandchild.

    I know what you mean about struggling to find time to visit other bloggers. I participated in very few blog parties last year because I didn’t feel like I could give the proper amount of time to visiting others. That really makes me feel bad when people are kind enough to visit and leave comments for me. I took some time away recently but am getting back in the swing of things. Like you, my blog and blog friends are very important to me.

    Blessings for your Addy, and safe travels to you and your hubby!

    Hugs,

    Denise

  9. Hi Ellen, I just left you a long comment, and when I hit publish, it disappeared. I hate when that happens! 😦 Anyway, thank you for the verses of scripture you shared. I REALLY appreciate your faithful visits and kind comments on my blog.

    I wish blessings for your precious Addy and safe travels for you and your hubby, Ellen

    Hugs,

    Denise

  10. Beautiful pictures of the barn with the mountains in the distance,I bet they get glorious sunrises and sunsets there! I am praying for the safe arrival of Addy. Waiting is never fun… but I hope you don’t have to wait too long to meet your precious new granddaughter 🙂 Those verses you shared are jewels in the scriptures for us! Hugs to you dear friend!

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