When You're in a Waiting Season

Lately the girls have been staying up way past their bedtime. They love looking at the moon. If they're awake, they want to go outside and see if it's the shape of a banana or an orange. 

Each night the moon becomes a little more full. The girls, desperate to see the moon turn into an orange, wait patiently. The moon is full of mystery to them. They understand we can't control it. They also understand how rare it is to see the moon as a full circle.

My girls gaze at the sky each night with anticipation. The timing of the when or if the moon will turn into the shape of an orange is such a mystery. Their eyes fill with wonder. They already realize the moon is beyond what we can fully even understand.

It's been a heavy season of anticipation for our family. A season of waiting and unknowns. As we look up at the moon each night, we see it slowly become more full. 

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As I finally stared at the perfectly complete moon, I also felt weight and anxieties from the past months lifted. This wasn't our first season of waiting, and I'm certain it won't be our last. Just like the moon will begin again toward becoming full, God uses these seasons of waiting in each of our lives to make us more complete. 

What should we do during these waiting seasons?

When life feels uncertain, it can be hard to remember how constant God is.  We see David in the Psalms asking his soul to bless the Lord.

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name!
Bless the Lord, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits,
who forgives all your iniquity,
who heals all your diseases,
who redeems your life from the pit,
who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,
 who satisfies you with good

so that your youth is renewed like the eagle's. Psalm 103:1-5

In these seasons of waiting, God is still with us. He wants us to trust Him, through all the unknowns. Sometimes we have to ask for Him to help our souls Bless the Lord, and that's ok too. 

We've found time and time again that trusting God, even when it feels scary, is always worth it.

How do you find rest during waiting seasons? 

 

 

Kristin Milner