Are you in a season of waiting right now? Waiting is never easy, especially in motherhood. Honestly, it’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done and still do. We all experience waiting at one point or another.
In these seasons of waiting, it’s so easy to just take the wheel and veer off in the direction we think we need to go. But, there’s a better way. A way that leads to hopefulness rather than hopelessness.
Dealing With Seasons of Waiting
It’s funny but when I was a little girl I remember it taking an eternity for dinner or an exciting to arrive. As children, we hear reminders from our parents that “good things come to those who wait,” or “patience is a virtue.” We obey but don’t trust because we’re not equipped with the foreknowledge of the good things that truly await us.
Ironically, we convey these very things to our children who also don’t believe but they hopefully obey regardless. Yes, our children struggle with waiting but things don’t change for us either simply because we’re now adults. We know waiting is inevitable but it’s still hard to walk through.
So, how can we as mothers walk through seasons of waiting while our children are looking to us for answers?
How Do I Wait When It’s So Hard?
Be Strong and Wait For The Lord
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. – Psalm 62:5 (ESV)
Seasons of waiting are rarely easy. It’s easy to despair during these periods of wondering and waiting to see what will come to pass. As mothers, it’s especially easy to dig through the details and tweak them to our expectations. This only leads to bigger messes and unrest in our souls.
We must surrender our need for answers on our timeline and trust God’s timeline instead. He knows exactly where to take us.
Believe His Promises
In this passage in Jeremiah, God’s people are being held captive by their enemies. Their season of waiting was long and seemed uncertain. But Jeremiah’s words from God brought promises of hope and faithfulness. God’s plan for them was for good and rich with hope.
When we experience these difficult seasons, it calms our souls to cling to the promise that God has not forgotten us. He holds the plans and He is working in the midst of our waiting. Cling to this promise and remain faithful even when you can’t see the outcome.
And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. – Galatians 6:9 (ESV)
Remaining steadfast and faithful can seem more difficult in seasons of waiting. In this verse, Paul encourages us to press on and remain faithful in our calling. As mothers, we are doing good work! Whether we are waiting for medical news, financial aid, job opportunities, adoption court appointments, or others, our calling has not changed. Keep a steady pace and keep doing the work He has for you.
During these seasons of waiting, we know we can do one thing. We can press on and press into Jesus in our calling as mothers.