Cathy Rogers: I Don’t Mind Waiting For That – The 45th Parallel

Written by on February 6, 2016

Cathy Rogers 24 weeks along pregnant

This week’s post is by guest blogger Cathy Rogers, a dear friend who knows that good things are worth waiting for!

Lamentations 3:25   The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.

Sometimes I get up before the sun rises. Those beautiful rays hitting the cloud creating an ethereal pink and blue that make my heart sing. The Creator sweeps his paintbrush across the sky, and the creative-gene in me goes wild.

I don’t mind waiting for that.

On most days, I get off work before my husband. This gives me a chance to tidy up the house, clear the dishes in the sink, begin dinner, and greet him when he gets home. Our embrace from being away for a day is warm and joyful.

I don’t mind waiting for that.

On a rare occasion, I will get a lavender latte at a café I love in town. After placing my order, I sit down and read or take a moment to scroll through Instagram, in hushed anticipation of my sweet beverage.

I don’t mind waiting for that.

Good things are worth waiting for, aren’t they?

God has known us our whole lives and has been waiting for us to be content in the waiting this life brings. We don’t mind sitting around for the things followed by joy, like sunrises, but when it comes to waiting for answers from Him, we get impatient. “Answer me quickly, Lord, my spirit fails!” we plead along with the Psalmist.

For nearly three years God walked with my husband and me through infertility, knowing the deep desire I have to start a family. “Not yet,” is a phrase I often heard from Him followed by, “you’ll see.”

Finally getting the positive results I realized he was right all along. This is the time now and He is faithful.

I don’t mind waiting for that.

We weren’t made perfect by God in an instant. He waits for us to learn, to praise, to trust. So then, let us be content in our waiting, “giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the kingdom of light” (Colossians 1:12).

Thank you for waiting for me, Lord.


The 45th Parallel is a series that explores spiritual parallels in everyday sights. I invite you to email a photo you’ve taken and tell how it illustrates overcoming; forgiving; encouraging; or our relationship with God. It may be featured in an upcoming blog post!

Friend, what are you waiting for in this season?


Born and raised on a farm in Damascus, Oregon, Cathy Rogers grew up with limitless tasks and projects around the house that kept her hands busy. She was constantly driven by her hard-working mother and father to always do her best and succeed at anything she tackled. This influenced her desire to work on tedious process-driven works of art through printmaking and attend college to achieve her goals to be the first in her family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Cathy went on to marry her wonderful husband of five years now. They live in Charleston, South Carolina where Cathy works at the local market and is pregnant with her first child. God inspires her everyday through the beautiful nature around her.


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      • Julia Steuart   On   March 2, 2016 at 11:37 am

        I am in awe of these shared thoughts they are stirring my soul as I wait on the Lord to restore my heart and mind on this journey to trust the Lord in another dimension I have not experienced before since my dear sweet son died December 17, 2013. He was only 27 and hadn’t married or had children! He is the most compassionate and loving man I have ever known and miss him every moment of every day!!!❤ I too see my Jesus creative artistry whenever I remember my son and his special talent in the music he would create when he played his electric guitar! God gave him the talent to play music by hearing!! I miss hearing him playing and watching him create!!❤

        • Lynn Hare   On   March 2, 2016 at 10:17 pm

          Julia, I am sorry to hear that you lost your son. I can’t imagine how painful that must be. What a gift his music must be in heaven. I think that waiting on the Lord to restore your heart and mind, with expectancy, is the best part of the journey. A trust walk indeed.I’m praying for you right now.

  1. Susan   On   February 11, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    Kathy, Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your first hand experience of waiting on the Lord: “But those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31

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