The Waiting – A Poem

I have loved Tom Petty since high school; his voice is just so unique. One of my favorite Tom Petty songs is The Waiting. The chorus of this song is:

The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part

It is so true that waiting is hard. Patience is not part of human nature; it is a fruit of the Spirit.

And yet wait we must.

The Waiting

Waiting for answers
to heartfelt prayers
is hard, almost impossible
yet wait we must

Waiting on God
to heal and to bless
faith makes it possible
then the waiting finally ends

Sometimes it seems
the waiting is forever
but looking back we see
answers and blessings

Grace, faith, patience
fruit of the Spirit
remind us that God
has perfect timing

Waiting for answers
to heartfelt prayers
is hard, but not impossible
as wait we must

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


2 Responses

  1. Waiting is always a good thing for me to do, developing that patience I need! God reminded me earlier this week to praise Him and thank Him now, because I have all I need with Him. There was no need to wait to do that. Thanks Linda, and God bless you!

    • Deb, You are so right – there is no need to wait to praise God for the blessings He has promises because He is always faithful and His timing is perfect. God bless you in the waiting. Peace, Linda

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