The humidity was pressing in thick as the storm clouds built up. They were majestic against the bright blue sky, poofy and white and gray turning darker with the heavy promise of rain. Ah, relief was coming. Rain to wash away the sticky heat, replenish the thirsty ground and bring hope for those who daringly pushed seeds into dirt with the expectation of a bountiful harvest against all odds.
But the rain never came. I kept walking back to the window, straining my ears for those first patters on the tin roof next door. But just like every day this week, the clouds with all their hope passed by.
This is the reality of waiting. No quick fixes or easy answers, hope rising and falling again and again. But then tomorrow dawns and expectation grows because somehow we know that this waiting will be worth it. Perhaps…today will be the day.
Hebrews 10:35-36 So we do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised.