Worth the wait

In March I bought a little bag of Dahlia bulbs at Aldi’s.  I planted them in April and gave some away and kept one.  All summer I have watched it grow to about 2 feet tall, all the while waiting for a flower.  In early August I had nearly given up.  It looked like I had grown a 2 foot tall weed.  As a matter of fact, had it come up in the perennial bed, I would have pulled it up and thrown it away.  But finally, after five months, three little bulbs appeared.  And for the last several days every time I walk in the house I pass the prettiest flower I have ever grown and one of the prettiest I have ever seen.  It sure took a lot of patience, but it was worth the wait!

I often feel the same way when I am waiting on God to act.  I know the Bible says, and I do believe that His timing is perfect, but man, sometimes I grow impatient.  This flower is a reminder to me that sometimes the greatest things require the most patience.  If you are waiting for God, I pray you hang in there.  Keep praying, keep hoping, and keep trusting.  He has perfect timing.

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