I am counting the days until my due date of August 11th. It’s so hard to wait, but I’m trying to make the most of these last days before the baby arrives. The nursery is ready, my hospital bag is packed, and most of my “nesting” is taken care of. So, I’m keeping myself occupied with work, reading, and frequent dips in my parents’ swimming pool. I’m also super excited to see this movie tonight and am wondering if the intense action scenes might help put me into labor! :)
I keep having to remind myself that God’s timing is always best. There’s no need for me to rush things. He knows the future and has all the details planned out. It’s so good to know He has everything under control!
It seems like we’re always waiting on something in life, aren’t we? I know you authors need plenty of patience. The publishing world is full of waiting—for a response to a submission, for a contract to be signed, for a royalty check to come in the mail, and on and on. Our sinful natures want things to happen according to our wants and plans. But sometimes (okay, often) God’s wants and plans are different than ours. Always, they are the best, though!
So whatever you’re waiting for right now, remember this verse with me and pray for patience and peace: Yet the LORD longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the LORD is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30:18