During the Advent season, most of us are busy putting up our decorations, practicing Christmas carols, and doing the things that help make the season merry and bright. We do all that because it gives us joy to realize that we are waiting for a very special event. We are waiting for God’s promise, waiting for His Son who sets us free.
When you are going through a recovery process of any kind, part of the difficulty is that the process seems so slow and you feel like you always have to wait. You wait to get better. You wait to be able to take another step. You wait for enough healing so that you are free to try something new. You wait and wait.
Maybe at this time of year, you could also remember that you are not alone in the waiting process. Your friends and families and caregivers are waiting with you. Perhaps you can find little joys along the way as you wait. Enjoy those holiday decorations, listen to your favorite Christmas carols, read some Scripture. Remind yourself that waiting may be one of the hard parts, but it’s not impossible if you are willing to wait patiently with those who love you.
Give yourself a little break today because you can be sure that God will deliver on His promises. He will help you recover. He will set you free. He knows what He has planned for your future and it is all worth the wait.
May your hearts wait in joy for all that God is doing in your life.
Not only the world, but we also have been waiting with pain inside us. We have the Spirit as the first part of God’s promise. So we are waiting for God to finish making us his own children, which means our bodies will be made free.
Romans 8:23, NCV