Grace to Wait?

I’m finally back to write. It’s not that I haven’t tried; I did. I began the most emotionally moving post I’ve ever attempted, honestly. And I sort of fell apart. That can happen. It’s the fruit on the tree that has formed and plumped up, but it’s too green.

Green bananas have that “squeaky feel” on your teeth, you know? Green strawberries are hard and bitter. Green tomatoes can be different, if fried, I suppose. Perhaps a little batter, heat, and oil is what’s needed on my little draft that sits, lonely, in the darkness on the back side of Fragrant Grace where you can’t see. I’ll work on it.

In either case, the entry I’ve written or the one I’ve yet to write, neither was going to be easy. In the “dash between the dates” called life, there are those occasional memories and thoughts—moguls impersonating mountains. They aren’t that big, really, but somehow I’ve got a magnifying glass on them, or something. They just stop me for a while.

I’m not going to let them stop me for long. I’m not that kind of girl. I just need a little time to process.

And maybe that’s what blogging is about sometimes. It’s the pause, the wrestle, and then the flow.

I’m still here, and I hope you all are, too. I miss interacting with my friends here each time I walk away from the keyboard having hit the “Save Draft” or “Move to Trash” button. Thankfully, I’m confident these things in my heart will work their way around to grace and peace, ready to be shared.

There is grace to wait. I’m sure of it.

Have you ever been in this place of waiting? What was helpful to move beyond it  for you?

Be blessed, everyone!



  1. I have learned to love the wait, Jennifer! The reason? Because so many years ago I was impatient and prayed fervently for God to teach me patience and heal me of that hang up. He did! And how!! So I would NEVER have chosen to go through what we did but now wouldn’t trade how God worked on me… Changed me … Made the Wait beautiful.
    I wait inside His grace while I ask and trust He will show me the beauties in the waiting. How can I bless others in the wait? I ask. And I receive.

    Enjoy the wait. He’s right there waiting with you. His beloved.


  2. Waiting is good. God will direct those He desires to read your post at the proper time. Just as He is preparing your heart to share, He is preparing the hearts of those who would receive what you have to give. God bless, my friend!

    1. That’s also an important piece: His timing and the hearts being made ready (both to write and to read). It would be wrong to think my very limited perspective is enough to evaluate the “how” and “when” of this story…

  3. I am sure we all have those ‘ little drafts that sits, lonely, in the darkness on the back side’ of our blogs. I know I do. I agree with Especially Made. In God’s timing, what is on our hearts about those stories will come to fruition and make their way to the home page of our blogs! Blessings

  4. I have some of those back burner thoughts waiting to share, too. One of the things that helps me get through times of difficulty and waiting is remembering how faithful the Lord has been in the past. Praying for you. ((hugs))

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