I confided in a friend one weekend: confessing how tired I was of being sorrowful. Weary of crying regularly. I want to be able to wait confidently on God for a family… and not grieve the season of waiting. Then I read Psalm 13:
Followed by these words by Charles Spurgeon (emphasis mine):
It is not easy to prevent desire from degenerating into impatience. O for grace that, while we wait on God, we may be kept from indulging a murmuring spirit!
– Charles Spurgeon on Psalm 13:1
Let the eye of my faith be clear, that I may see my God in the dark; let my eye of watchfulness be wide open lest I be entrapped, and let the eye of my understanding be illuminated to see the right way. … It is worthy to be observed that the joy is all the greater because of the previous sorrow.
– Charles Spurgeon on Psalm 13:3
He hath dealth bountifully with me. So it shall be with us if we wait awhile.
– Charles Spurgeon on Psalm 13:6
God, I pray that these wouldn’t simply be words written on a page, but that these truths would take root in my soul. And when I get sad again (because I will), I pray I will return to You again for help of my countenance and enlightenment of my eyes.