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Aliza Latta is a Canadian writer, artist, and author, who is a huge fan of telling stories. Her artwork and writing has been featured in publications for LifeWay, Dayspring, and (in)courage. She is always searching for the goodness of God, even when she has to squint to see it.

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  1. Thank you. Waiting—oh, how challenging it is to wait. But, oh how wonderful it is to wait in and upon the Lord. Thank you Jesus for renewing my strength. Thank you Jesus for your peace, mercy, and grace.

  2. When I read your post, I couldn’t help but think of the adage “Good things come to those who wait.” Waiting is so hard, especially for some of our prayers to be answered. My mom always said, “In His time…not ours.” May His blessings come to you after waiting.

  3. I think waiting is one of the hardest challenges I face. Patience may be a virtue but it does not come easily. It challenges my trust that in the end, God will hear me. I know I need to work on my faith in God. This past year has certainly put this in perspective.

  4. Encouraging words to start the day! I have a card with Isaiah 40:31 that sits on my nightstand. When Covid hit last year I was diagnosed with ‘ALL’ Leukemia. Through the powerful prayers of loving friends Jesus carried me and healed me. I have also been blessed with a wonderful medical team. My husband’s care and support has been amazing. But now I am having a lot of difficulty with my Leukemia maintenance plan. It has been started and stopped twice because of the side effects I am experiencing. Praying for God’s strength, hope and peace fills me, blesses me and keeps me going.

    • Praying for you, Nancy, that God’s extraordinary strength, hope and peace will fill you and sustain you throughout each day.

    • Nancy, I’m going to start praying with you. Right now. Today. God is the Great Physician. Blessings and peace to you.

    • Nancy,

      Abba Father,

      Please send your healing touch to Nancy. Take away the side effects & give her strength, hope & peace to soar like wings on an Eagle. Help her husband to continue caring for & supporting her. Bless this family in any way they need. AMEN!

      Blessings 🙂

  5. Absolutely, Aliza. I’m pursuing studies in spiritual formation and in the course for this semester we are examining soul-shaping practices, sometimes known as the spiritual disciplines. We were to choose one discipline to practice over the duration of the course. Well, imagine my surprise when God told me that the discipline I was to practice was “waiting”. What…? I didn’t even *know* that “waiting” was one of the spiritual disciplines. I’m discovering that I am *very* impatient. I think this is why God has highlighted this for me. I need to learn patience. And in the process, learn other things about God as well. He gently transforms us as we ‘wait’ for him. Blessings, fellow Canuck!

  6. Everything I’ve read this week – wait, wait, wait. Sigh. Patience, endurance, and the slow virtues are so exposing. But we get through the waiting by encouraging each other through it. You encouraged me today, Aliza!

  7. Dear Aliza,

    Lovely, post to remind us Whose we are and Who gives us our srength! As you mentioned we are all weary of this pandemic, wanting to hug our friends and family, but, we wait until it’s safe. I believe as Christians, God has given us this strength in this time and renews it when we ask in times of weakness.

    I will pray for your continued healing and also for Nancy’s healing from leukemia.

    Shalom, Sandy

  8. “But I do know that when we trust in Jesus, when we wait on Him, when we follow His lead to surrender everything — our dreams, our finances, our jobs, our relationships — He gives us His strength”
    Amen \0/
    Thank you Aliza

  9. Aliza thank you for what you wrote. It has helped me so much. But I find sometimes. God has you wait. Especially at times to see how strong your faith is in him. How much you trust him. But God might not answer you in the way you want. Or in the time you want. If you been asking for something or praying for it a long time. You wonder were God is. Did he hear my prayer. Then start asking is my prayer not answered. The answer is yes God did hear your prayer. You have to then say to yourself God knows what he is doing and he knows what is best. But the waiting can be hard. I am not ppopular never have been. I never have had many friends all my life. Not even at school. l don’t want to be popular never want to be. But glad I am saved. I am the only in my family saved along with my Husband. I would never want to. I don’t have many friends. Two of my friends live 86 miles away from me. They did when their late Dad was as Minister live in the same town as me only 12 miles away from me. I have one other friend she so lovely too but busy with her work and other things. I don’t see her that often. I don’t get down about any of it. But I have said to God at times. I like one other friends that believes in Jesus. So as we can meet up and go for walks together and pray together for the things God would put on our minds for us to pray for. But it has never happened. I prayed once or twice a long time ago and left it in God’s hands. But nothing has come of it. But I just say to myself maybe I meant to be on my own. Just with my Husband. Him going to work. He more of person for staying at home when finished work. So I don’t complain as I got alot to thank God for. When I do see my other friends that lives down here plus the ones that live 86 miles away. It not that often. We have wonderful catch up time. They are all saved. I am so grateful on to God for everything he blesses me with. Like everyday I wake up to enjoy another day in his beautiful world that he made. That I can walk and do all the things can I do. When there are so many people alot worse of. I have a husband that is saved and loves me. Even if he not one for doing alot of things. I would like. I am thank full I still have a husband. As many people don’t. You hear of Marriages breaking up for what ever reason. That is sad. Kids get hurt when things like that happens if they have kids. I have no kids not brave enough to have any. I do love them. I love my sister’s kids. Was a Registered Childminder for 19 years. So we have to sender everything into the hands of Jesus. Know he knows what he doing best. Especially with me and me wanting another friend one who was follower of Jesus. Maybe God knew best and said no for a reason. Said Dawn yes you might want one to go on walks together and pray together about things. You want me to lay on your hearts. But God said no for the reason. I believe it is Dawn would not be good for me for the time being for you to have another friend. I believe God want me to pray for things on my own and what I am doing. Just seeing the friends you have when you do. Instant it so true. God always knows best what is best for us. Better than we know ourselves. So it is best to listen to God. Thank you for today’s reading. Love it Dawn Ferguson-Little Xx

  10. Beautiful message Aliza, thank-you for sharing with us.
    Blessings to all,
    Penny

  11. Aliza,

    I am super impatient. Seems like all I do is wait, wait, wait. But I’ve learned that in the waiting God is working on & in me. The old adage “good things come to those who wait” is true. I prayed for roughly 4 years for a husband. Someone who would be there for me when my parents medical issues got worse. God heard those prayers & finally answered them in His perfect timing. Three years after we married my trials began. It was a long 12 year journey including in-laws. In those trials my faith & trust muscles were grown immensely. Now waiting doesn’t seem as bad. I’m still impatient but understand the growth happening inside me.

    Blessings 🙂

    P.S.

    Praying for you in all areas of your life! ((((((Hugs))))))

  12. Thank you so much. This was such a blessing to me today. Just what I needed to hear.

  13. This was so timely. I’m currently in a waiting period but starting to see the why in all of it as I spend time with God. One day I’ll be sharing my story and talking about how grateful I am for “that time I waited”