Shared by Nadia Siswanto
What have you been learning lately?
I’ve been going through a desert season of my life, feeling discouraged and low on hope. One recent evening, the events of the day came rushing back to my memory and I had a sudden realization. Earlier that day, I had been surrounded by women friends from my community group and we had an amazing time, breaking bread, laughing and crying together. For many years, I had prayed for a solid community of Christian women friends in LA and it wasn’t until that moment that I realized that God had been faithful. I never expected that these women would be the answer to my prayers nor did I expect they would share my love for yummy food!
I’ve been seeing this pattern in my life, over and over: It seems that every good gift that I’ve received from God – usually in the form of significant people being brought into my life — has involved a long wait and the cultivation of patience. During the waiting period, I tend to ask God, Why does it have to take this long? (more…)