Wait for the Lord


Wait for the LORD, take courage;
be stouthearted, wait for the LORD! – Psalm 27:14

Wait for the Lord

Wait for the Lord

Whenever I would get impatient, my spiritual director would quote this verse to me from Psalm 27. Most of the time I expected him to say this, but sometimes it would come out of the blue and I would have to just laugh.

I do not wait well.

I am hung up lately on keeping balance in my life. St. Benedict taught about the importance of keeping balance between work, prayer and study.

I don’t do balance well.

Work. I have been so busy at work. I skip lunch. I worry about work when I am not there. And then I work on my computer at home, on my book, my blogs and my website. I enjoy it. I really do. But what happened to balance?

Study. I have not been reading lately. I love to read. But not lately. Why? I am too busy.

Prayer. I have not been praying like I should. I love to pray. I live to pray. But it is also a struggle lately. Prayer should come first. Obviously my life is not as balanced as it should be.

And I do not have some meaningful quote to give you or an epiphany of some kind. I am just struggling with it. And sometimes that happens. We get caught up in something and we have to wait it out. We can try to do our best to fix it, but then we give it to God and wait it out.

So that is where I am at. Waiting it out. Trying my best to balance on my own and then praying that God will fix it for me. Or point me in the right direction.

After all, it is almost Advent. Advent is all about waiting. And hope. And new life.

Come Lord Jesus, come.

Copyright 2012 Colleen Spiro


About Author

Colleen Spiro is a Catholic mother, grandmother and a deacon’s wife. A certified spiritual director, Colleen loves to share her faith and encourage others through her retreats and writings. You can read her reflections at her website, Catholic Prayer Life and read or listen to her podcast at Finding God in the Everyday.


  1. Colleen,
    I, too, have been waiting it out, feeling the “busy” of life around me, homeschooling, housekeeping, being mom, wife, etc., and I am eager too for Advent. Have been waiting for it as well…waiting & hoping that the 4 weeks of preparation & waiting for the Birth of Jesus will help me to redirect my own heart, mind and most of all, my priorities! 😉 God bless you as we wait together!

    • Yes, priorities!! I struggle too. And I am an empty-nester!! How do we get so busy?
      Thanks for your comment. Isn’t it good to know we are not waiting alone?

  2. Since Advent is a season of “waiting”, I’d say you’re off to a good start! LOL
    Blessings to you, my dear friend…in times like these, you are so wise to trust and wait.
    The balance you seek will come!

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