I've been waiting for a long time.
14 years for a husband.
4 years for another best friend.
Sometimes it makes it hard to remember that God is in control and has a plan for my life.
Sometimes it makes it hard to trust that God will really answer my prayers.
Waiting is wearisome.
Added to waiting is grief -
for missing loved ones who have gone before;
for friends who are hurting because of choices they have made,
or choices that others have made.
It's hard to remember that through all the waiting and grief there is hope!
Hope that prayers will be answers;
that longings will be filled;
that loved ones will be seen again in heaven;
and that through all this God really does have my best interests in mind.