In the Waiting Room with Jordan St. Cyr
Between the miracle and not yet
When Jordan St. Cyr, contemporary Christian singer, songwriter and storyteller, talked with Family Life Radio about his family’s challenges with his daughter’s Sturge-Weber syndrome diagnosis (a rare neurological condition), he called it a “waiting period.”
Jordan spoke about embracing the time in between what he hopes and prays for and the answer or healing that is yet to come.
He is in between “the miracle and the not yet,” finding hope in God’s presence.
Jordan explained, “That miracle for our little girl with her chronic issues may only come in the next life.”
Are you in the waiting room too? Romans 8:18 reminds you that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that awaits you. While you may not fully understand God’s timing, you can find hope in His eternal promises.
So, what do you do in the meantime?
“You let the days unfold,” Jordan answered. “We are living a day at a time with our little girl. We don’t know what the future holds for her.”
Jesus in Matthew 6:34, reminds you not to worry about tomorrow but to focus on the present. Your Heavenly Father knows your needs and will provide for you each day. By trusting in His provision and seeking His guidance, you can find peace amidst the uncertainty.
Drawing from his personal experiences, Jordan explained the importance of living in the present, trusting in God’s timing and finding comfort in His presence.
Jordan said, “If you are in a season of life, know that it is a season. It too shall pass.”
“God has made you for right now. He hasn’t made you for tomorrow, and He hasn’t made you for yesterday. That is God’s territory. He is the only one who can bear that weight.”
Embrace the season you are in. The waiting period is not an indefinite state, but a passing season. Regardless of your circumstances, seasons come and go. Solomon proclaims in Ecclesiastes 3:1 that there is a time for everything under heaven.
Your current season of waiting is temporary, and God has a purpose for it. As you embrace the season, you must remember to find strength and endurance as you allow God to carry the weight, knowing that He is working all things together for your good (Romans 8:28).
Jordan explained, “We allow God to be who He says He is. And I think by doing that, we allow ourselves to be human. We allow ourselves to be needy. And when we place our neediness in Him, we find that we’re going to be okay.”
God’s timing is perfect. In human impatience, you may question God’s timing and try to take matters into your own hands. Remember the words of Psalm 31:15, “My times are in Your hands” (NIV). Your Heavenly Father knows the perfect timing and He orchestrates every detail according to His plan. Trusting in His timing requires humility, surrender and a deep faith in His wisdom.
During the waiting period, it is life-giving to dig into the presence of God. He tells you to “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10 NIV). In His presence, you find true comfort, strength and guidance. By acknowledging your human neediness and placing your trust in Him, you discover the peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7).
The waiting period can be a challenging and uncertain season of life. However, as Jordan St. Cyr shared, you can find hope, encouragement and strength to navigate this season with grace and faith. As you trust in God’s promises, live one day at a time, embrace the season and dwell in His presence. You can rest assured that He is working.
If you choose not to be anxious about anything, you can live a supernatural life.
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