In my Bible reading app on my phone, the verse of the day was "Truly my soul silently waits for God; from Him comes my salvation." Psalm 62:1. I don't know why, but this verse just really hit me today. WAITING on the Lord is a hard thing to do and the idea of doing it SILENTLY seems almost impossible at times. I am learning that in those silent times of waiting, when it seems like NOTHING is happening, that is often when God is doing a great work in us - if we let Him, if we take time to seek Him and hear from Him throughout the process.
While I am waiting, I don't always feel this hopeful, but today I do and for that I am thankful. I feel hopeful that later I will be able to look back and see what God was teaching me. I trust that when I reflect I will see that I am not the same person, that I am more like Jesus at least in some small way.
It is not always pleasant and often it is very painful, but I am so thankful that Jesus loves me enough not to leave me the way I am today. He constantly, lovingly, faithfully teaches me, molds me and changes me.