“The idea of waiting for something makes it more exciting” ―
Have you ever found yourself in a state of expectation? Waiting for something! Maybe you’ve been waiting for a long time, maybe you’ve been waiting for a short time, but what do you do in the time you are waiting? I think about Abraham, he was given a promise and he had to wait. Not just a few days, or even a few years, but 25! He was 75 when God promised him that he would become a great nation and he had no kids!
“..that sanguine expectation of happiness which is happiness itself” ―
I have a promise for tomorrow. While I wrestle with God in the wait and the anticipation of what is to come I must learn again and again to be still. The past has nothing for me. I’ve been reminded over and over, I can never go back. Sometimes, I think, why would I want to go back there? Other times, as I wrestle with God, in anticipation of what is to come, here in this wait, when I don’t know what this future holds for me – I catch myself glancing back… I knew what the past had for me. There are no surprises there. Sure, I may remember it a lot better than what it was, human nature, but it was familiar. The future, this intangible thing, this promise that I’ve been holding onto, that doesn’t seem to ever come, it seems so uncertain…
Still, I wait, full of anticipation.