There is a lot of inward groaning as we eagerly wait for the deep desires of our heart to be fulfilled. And while the end may not be near, we trust our waiting is not wasted.

God has written deep desires on each of our hearts. But these desires are not always immediately fulfilled.

There is often a season of waiting before we enjoy the fullness of our desires.

And as we wait, it’s easy to question and doubt.

Has God really called me to use my gifts in this way?

Is marriage really in the cards for me?

Will we ever have children?  

We may never understand why our desires have been deferred. And they may never be fulfilled in the way we originally envisioned.

But we can trust God is at work in our waiting.

Our waiting is not wasted.

For example, David was anointed king but did not immediately take the throne. He still had to wait as God prepared his heart and the external circumstances for each other.

We must come to trust God in our waiting as well.

Maybe God is expanding our souls – allowing us to receive more life and love and joy than we would have otherwise.

Or maybe God is still working out situations on our behalf – preparing people, places, and things for our good.

To be sure, waiting is hard and we might often pray for God to remove the desire. Better not to have the desire than to leave it unfulfilled.

But God gave us the desire and is at work in the waiting. Even when we don’t see it, our waiting is not wasted.

Wait in hope – allowing your soul to expand and receive all that God has for you.

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Dr. Corey Carlisle

Dr. Corey Carlisle

Licensed marriage and family therapist and certified sex therapist - providing Christian counseling and soul care to individuals and couples, with a special emphasis on developing the masculine soul. Suwanee, GA 30024

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