All of us mommies have endured the wait. The long 9 months of pregnancy or the months or years of waiting for the call about your adopted little one. It is a process and when our little one finally comes we are full of joy.
This season in my life there has been a lot of waiting and a lot of unanswered prayers. For a while I didn’t understand why? I was becoming extremely impatient with the process and to be quite honest I was getting pretty annoyed with God. It kinda got to the point were I was tired of praying and not getting answers. But it is funny how God reminds us of things. He always seems to remind me through my children.
Landon (my four year old) has been teaching me a lot about waiting and prayer. He has been praying big prayers. He prays for the new church we will be starting in 2017, for homes to be sold, for people transitioning to find jobs and the list goes on. He prays with focus and concentration, with hope and faith. He never is doubtful and he never forgets to pray. Landon prays multiple times a day and always reminds me to pray as well.
There was this one prayer that I will never forget. It was a little different then all the other prayers Landon has prayed. It was a tough day for our family and honestly I just wanted to eat dinner but Landon reminded us that we needed to pray. So we all held hands, closed our eyes and he prayed. He prayed that houses would be sold, for new jobs and for our church all the normal stuff. But then at the end he said, “One day we will celebrate together.” I looked over at Dave, my husband and we were both holding back tears.
Romans 8:22-25 (msg) says, “All around us we observe a pregnant creation. The difficult times of pain throughout the world are simply birth pangs. But it’s not only around us; it’s within us. The Spirit of God is arousing us within. We’re also feeling the birth pangs. These sterile and barren bodies of ours are yearning for full deliverance. That is why waiting does not diminish us, any more than waiting diminishes a pregnant mother. We are enlarged in the waiting. We, of course, don’t see what is enlarging us. But the longer we wait, the larger we become, and the more joyful our expectancy.”
You may wonder why Dave and I teared up and to be fully honest I am not sure exactly how to tell you what I felt in that moment. It was like God told us what I promised you will come to pass. It was like this epiphany. If God gave me all the promises right now it wouldn’t be as big of a celebration. God has a bigger story a better one for us to remember. When Landon said, “One day we will celebrate,” it was like God letting me know we would be okay.
Still in the waiting I struggle. It isn’t always easy but I need to remind myself that God is working something good inside of me.
Romans 8:25-28 (msg) “Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, or aching groans. He knows us far better than we know ourselves, knows our pregnant condition, and keeps us present before God. That’s why we can be so sure that every detail in our lives of love for God is worked into something good.”
Hello my name is Tiffany. I am a mom to two beautiful children, Landon & Madelyn and a wife to my Prince Charming, David. A few of my favorite things are Disney, the beach, sharpies & post its.
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