We are living this out right now as we wait to complete our adoption.
Our pastor, Dane Moore preached on waiting on God today. He said:
Waiting on God is NOT:
-going to sleep
Things you should do while you wait:
-be willing to submit it all to Him
-REST in God
-let God work in your life so much that you are willing to NOT fight Him.
-understand He is providing the courage & strength to get through the wait.
GOD DOES NOT MAKE YOU WAIT FOR NO REASON.
One of the fruits of waiting is understanding the sovereignty of God. Understanding He has a purpose and a plan for your life & it is good!
This has been a great time of growth & maturing in my faith. To actually walk out all those things listed above.
Naturally, I am just like everyone else. I have a little girl in China & I want to get her NOW, but for reasons I don't know or understand, God says WAIT.
That is not what I like to hear, but I trust Him! I know when she is home I can trust that He lead us to the one little girl He picked out for US before time began. I know He is caring for Michal right now while I can't. I know each night when I pray for her God hears & answers those prayers. Each time the boys and I pray for Michal, our love for her GROWS & GROWS. When she gets here, she will NOT be a stranger. SHE WILL JUST FINALLY BE HOME!