March 20th, 2007

A Pocket Full of Murder

"Waiting in Confidence"

Amanda over at Wittingshire has a lovely post this morning, which comforted my heart and made me think of some of the people on my f-list who are going through struggles and uncertain times:
"God is good."

It's easiest to grasp that truth in retrospect, after the days of darkness, the nights of grief, the months and even years of waiting are over. Then we know: God is good all the time. All the time, God is good. Even then. Even now. Whether we understand what he's doing or not. ...

Waiting is not the same as wishing. Wishing is wistful; it might well go unfulfilled. But waiting implies a certainty: we wait for a bus, or for Christmas, or for lunch, only because we know it's coming.

And so even if we don't know exactly what it is for which we're waiting--and after all, the best presents are wrapped, are surprises--we can be confident that an end to our waiting will come, and it will be a good ending; for ultimately we are waiting on God. ...
You can find the whole post here.

Thanks to carbonelle for pointing to Wittingshire in her journal a few weeks ago -- I've subscribed to the feed and have been enjoying the posts ever since.