"Be as calm in your waiting; let your hearts be strong: because the coming of the Lord is near." James 5:8
The verse has been a comfort to me as we waited for news on my husband and as we wait for him to heal. Waiting is not my strong point. If I know I am going to get news, good or bad, but especially bad, I want it immediately. I am a dive into the cold water kind of a person. But sometimes waiting is good. It reminds us that we can handle more than we think we can, it provides other answers and avenues we may not have thought of in our haste, it reminds us that we have loved ones who are there for us, and it gives God a chance to work and to come into our lives in a new or unexpected way. If you are waiting for something, news--good or bad, a job, a significant other, a baby, whatever it may be, remember to be calm as you wait and strong, God's timing is perfect.