I planted some daffodils three years ago.
Every year they would sprout up but never bloom.
Green healthy stalks would rise from the thawing ground, but each time they failed to yield yellow daffodils. It was disappointing to me. The neighbors and roadsides were littered with daffodils, but my house gardens remained bare every spring.
When I told my mother how they never bloomed, she told me to be patient. She said many factors played into this gardening problem I was experiencing. I just needed to wait.
Each year I would get jealous looking at everyone’s else’s blooming successes.
I contemplated digging mine up. I could plant something more hardy around them that would overtake them and die out the bloom-less green foliage.
But I decided to heed my mother’s advice and just wait. And so I did for another two years.
Have you ever been in a similar situation? You hope. You pray. You wait. You see others getting results, but for you nothing happens. You contemplate moving on, pulling up the dream, and replacing it with something else.
But faith in God, combined with trust in His timing and promises, keeps us just hopeful enough to wait. Sometimes, the waiting takes years. And, sometimes, His answer is “No.” But the waiting and the answer is always for our good. Rest assured, “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him” (Lamentations 3:25).
And so, this spring, guess what happened? My daffodils bloomed. They are beautiful, sturdy, a brilliant shade of yellow and completely worth the wait.
Friend, I don’t know what you are currently hoping, praying, and waiting for. But don’t get discouraged if results don’t come immediately. Good things come to those who wait and seek God. He will give an answer. The Bible reassures us of this!
Your blooming daffodils are on the way.
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