All the waiting, the anticipating, is fun. Just look at the faces of children looking at fancy Christmas lights and practicing earnestly for Christmas programs. When the longing turns from weeks or days or hours to become months and years, the anticipation turns to anxiety and longing, stealing our peace and damaging our health.
But God says that does not need to be. God says if we acknowledge that we have no control over the waiting and that God is in charge, then we have access to strength and peace not of this world. Because this peace gives us wings like Eagles and lets us run without tiring and walk without fainting. How long has it been since your soul has been refreshed and renewed and your days have been without fear and anxiety?
Lay your sorrows, your fears, your longings, your anxieties down at the feet of Jesus and accept His love, wisdom and joy. Wrap yourself in the tender care of the Holy Spirit that you may be comforted, assured and grow in faith, hope and the peace that passes human understanding.
"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." - Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)