Although waiting is sometimes an unpleasant experience, it is essential for our spiritual life. It is a virtue that is connected to the growth of our patience, endurance, fortitude, and joyful anticipation.
The Israelites waited 40 years before they reached the Promised Land, they waited 70 years in captivity, and God’s people in the Old Testament waited thousands of years for the coming of the Messiah. And we as believers are all waiting for the Second Coming.
Our waiting is never empty waiting if we realize that God is present in our lives and that he fills every moment. When we give God the keys to our waiting, and we do not set our own expectations, we will be blessed with what God wants for us, which will always be better than what we want for ourselves. Let us give up control of our future, and let God define our days according to His love for us.
“The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him” (La. 3:25)
– Meditations from “All That I Have is Yours” by Father Kyrillos Ibrahim
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