This blog will be short, because right now I’m in a season where my brain is having a hard time
putting words into coherent thoughts.
About six months ago, my younger brother was suddenly and traumatically killed in Iraq. On the
day of his funeral a dear friend of mine who’d been sick for a while also went to be with Jesus. I
escaped to Costa Rica for a vacation and narrowly escaped getting mugged at knifepoint. Pass
the potatoes, please.
It’s been an intense season with intense emotions. Lately, I’ve been reading through the Psalms
and one recurring theme throughout the book is waiting on the Lord.
“Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” Psalm 27:14
“Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.” Psalm 33:20
“Wait for the Lord and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on
when the wicked are cut off.” Psalm 37:34
These are just a few of the numerous times the writer reminds himself and the reader to wait
I used to consider waiting a negative thing. In fact, it was one of the worst things to endure.
Waiting was the thing that came between you and what you wanted. (As a child, it was ice
cream. As an adult, it’s usually sleep.)
However, waiting on the Lord comes with something else: expectation and hope. Expectation
that God will show up. Hope that His timing is better than my own limited understanding.
That He will keep His promises. That He is acting in my best interest, even when my
circumstances feel like He is purposefully withholding good things from me. The Lord does a lot
of work in us while we wait (even if sometimes it goes on much, much, much longer than I’d
So, right now I wait. I wait for brain fog to clear, I wait for understanding, I wait to feel His
presence. I wait with expectation that He will deliver these things, no matter what life brings.
Ultimately, it is my soul that waits for the Lord, so I eagerly wait for the day of His return, when
I will sit in His presence, perfectly at peace, my hope sight and my waiting no more.
Kristin Weber is a comedian on the 2018 Aspire tour. She has written two books, speaks and
tells jokes all over the place, and is in a common law marriage with Chipotle. You can find her at