Waiting On God In Motherhood

I hate waiting sometimes. Waiting for street lights, grocery lines, pay checks, and some days—bed time. Okay, that’s just selfish impatience. But what about the real deep life stuff?

Waiting on God for something only He can do feels like a perpetual red light.  What will the doctor say? Will the job call? Will my child live? Will my marriage heal?

We all wait in many ways, but waiting on God to answer prayer can seem stagnant. In these times we need to remember the truths of God from Isaiah the Prophet (Isaiah 64:1-4).

  • He reigns above the earth in the heavens (v. 1)
  • He is powerful enough that the earth quakes at His presence (v. 2)
  • He has done great things for the nation of Israel—and us too! (v.3)
  • There is no other god like the one true God. (v. 4)
  • He acts on behalf of the one who waits for Him. (v. 4)

Isaiah called out to God and God acted—but sometimes prayers aren’t answered immediately.

When the way seems hazy, God is acting on our behalf behind the haze.

So, take heart, sweet friend. You are not stagnant, just in the haze, but it will clear. In the meantime, what can we do? Trust. Trust that God hears, He is good, and He is on the move.

PRAYER: Lord, it is hard to wait on You. I just want to fix, or see, or do. Help me to call out to You from the depths of my soul and invite you to work. Then help me to trust in You as I wait for You to remove the haze. Your way, Your timing, I’m in. In Jesus’ name, AMEN.

Question: Is there a time you waited on the Lord and saw Him move on your behalf? Please share below.

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  • Rebecca Kavin

    Great beginnings! Enjoy!

  • Brandy

    When my son was 11 months old, I got into a car accident. My insurance had canceled at 12:01 am THAT MORNING because I didn’t have the money to pay for it. The accident was, of course, my fault. I lost my car and I lost my job, and I didn’t have any savings. Because of God’s amazing love for me and for my son, He provided a new vehicle and led me through a valley where I had no choice BUT to depend on Him for our survival. I was unemployed for three months as God taught me that in my darkest hours, I had no choice but to depend on Him. It was hard, but it was worth it.

    • Brandy, thanks for sharing. Ugh. Going through waiting seasons are so hard! I am so glad you saw God move and provide for you even in the darkest season.