Patience During Your Season of Waiting

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When I found out I was pregnant again, I bought a pregnancy devotional called Waiting in Wonder by Catherine Claire Larson. I have loved it from the first day I started reading it. It gives a little devotional then has two questions or prompts for you to write in, which I think will be awesome to give to the baby once she’s a bit older. Today’s devotion is titled “Patient Partners, Patient Parents”. It talks about the importance of being patient with your spouse and well as your children, especially during their child-rearing years. The best example we can be for our children is the example they see in our marriage. I love my husband. He is my best friend and the one person I can honestly tell everything to. However, there are days I want to REMIND HIM FOR THE THOUSANDTH TIME to put up the clothes that I have folded and have been sitting on the couch for 3 days. Or to remind him that our yard needs mowing.  But, that’s marriage. It’s not perfect and never will be. But then again, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes, sometimes the same ones over and over again, but God forgives me. He is patient with me and shows me grace on a daily basis which is exactly what I should be doing with my husband and my almost four year old.

Today’s prompt at the end of the devotional made me tear up a little. Not tears of sadness, but of understanding and thankfulness. It states:

“Patience is really about waiting on God’s timing to bring change and trusting Him in the time of waiting. Think about a time when you’ve had to be patient. What kind of character-building work did God do in you or in others through that time of waiting?”

As I read this, I immediately thought about the two years I waited, longing for this pregnancy.  A year of multiple miscarriages and a year of fertility issues.  During that img_5987-1time I was sad, broken, and confused.  Looking back on it now, I can smile.  Because it was during that difficult time in my life that I began building a personal relationship with God.  It is during that time when I became the person he knew I could be.  Strong.  Faithful.  Confident.  There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t feel his presence.  After every miscarriage, he was there.  I may have felt alone at times, but I know I never was.  He carried me through every tear I shed.  He made me the person I am today.  So I am thankful for those two years.  I am thankful for the wait.  I am thankful he taught me patience and that I was able to trust in his perfect timing for my life.   If you are in your season of waiting, trust that he has a plan for you.  Know that he is building your character.  Know that there is a reason that you can’t see right now.  Have faith in God and his perfect timing for you.  Keep praying and keep trusting.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Jennifer says:

    Your writing is so good Casey I look forward to these! I love you my sweet daughter!

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  2. Carolyn Hawkins says:

    What was happening to you was turning calamity into serenity. You graciously used that calamity to grow, you let your faith grow, now you see how it grew into serenity….so much so, you share your enduring faith with us. Easy to say, hard to do, you had your Heavenly Father by your side the whole time….

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  3. Carolyn Hawkins says:

    I so love you, Lady Casey…you have my heart.

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  4. Tina says:

    Beautiful post Casey! Thanks for being an inspiration. ❤

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