This is my 94th blog post.   Ninety four “lessons learned in the waiting”.  And it’s also the one-year anniversary of the first one.

A year ago tonight I sat at my computer and hit the WordPress “publish” icon for the first time.  I knew God was pushing me to do something else to follow up on Anticipatience (the book), but I had been struggling with what that would look like.

I had fears.  Fears that it would look self-serving.  Fears that I after the first week, I’d run out of things to write about.  Fears that I’d write dumb things that would make people roll their eyes and never come back again.  Fears that it would fizzle out and I’d be left wondering why I believed God had wanted me to do it in the first place.

The fear of running out of things to write about was unfounded.  Seems like God has a never-ending supply of lessons to be learned “in the waiting”.  And sometimes, to be honest, I’d rather He didn’t!  Sometimes it seems like it would be more fun to write about “lessons learned in the answered prayers”, or “lessons learned through the stunning victories”.

But lessons learned in the waiting are much more precious, I think.  At least they are to me. 

Thanks for being part of this past year.  Thanks for your encouragement and for sharing what our amazing God is doing in your lives and in your waiting.  I know our “waits” all look different, but our God is – and will continue to be –  faithful in all of them. 

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him.  Lamentations 3:25

And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.  Psalm 39:7

Behold, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us. This is the LORD; we have waited for Him; We will be glad and rejoice in His salvation.”              Isaiah 25:9