Worth the Wait

by Andy Wood on December 31, 2015

in Five LV Laws, Insight, Life Currency, LV Cycle, Principle of Eternity, Tense Truths, Waiting

Child sitting on a pier and drinking tea on a cold evening

Believe it or not, the time will come…

the realization will dawn…

your heart will rest

Because for the first time in a long time,

perhaps the first time ever,

you will know that your waiting is done.

But there you will discover another kind of waiting –

one of attending…

loving focus…

adoring and serving.

And then more than ever, it will be worth the wait.

 

If seeing is believing, then once you see

you will taste the sweet satisfaction

of a dream realized.

But oh how much more precious

the waiting hours will be

if believing comes first.

There in the hope deferred your heart will learn

to hold on to the faithfulness

of the One making the promise.

And then more than ever, it will be worth the wait.

 

When waiting wears the forlorn feel of forever,

then the joy that’s set before you

can still win the day.

But it takes a forever kind of love –

bathed in grace for each moment –

to see past the crosses and shame.

There as you run with endurance and courage

the grimace of striving gives way

to the sweet, sweet glory of the prize.

And then more than ever, it will be worth the wait.

 

Hesitation in search of the perfect moment

will give way to action

when love surpasses your fears.

But there in the daring and risk you discover

the nature of love at its finest –

not feeling, but choosing… giving.

There as you let go of fear in the name of love

then regardless of the outcome

you are more alive than ever.

And then more than ever, it will be worth the wait.

 

Soon enough the sun will rise and overtake

the lonely, still, quiet darkness

of your night seasons.

But then… maybe only then… you will realize

you always had faithful Friend

who sticks closer than a brother.

There as you hold fast to His faithfulness

your strength comes alive again

to rise up with wings like the eagle.

And then more than ever, it will be worth the wait.

 

Languishing in the heat of a thousand summers,

the world you see will give way

to the new earth you long for.

But until then we wait in the place

where Mercy kisses Patience…

where Kindness carries the weak.

There as you draw on your last burst of power

you will run with great, great joy

straight into His waiting arms.

And then more than ever, it will be worth the wait.

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Martha Orlando January 1, 2016 at 11:50 am

Indeed, it is worth the wait! Blessings for a Happy New Year, Andy!
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