Friday, July 17, 2009

While I'm Waiting

Wait. It's the spiritual exercise most followers of Jesus dread most. But from it comes the fruit of patience. Waiting builds a faith muscle of tremendous hope and perseverance for what lies ahead. Waiting on the Lord is never in vain.

Has the Lord ever whispered to your heart, wait on me? Have your petitions and pleas been met by the quiet presence of a perfect God, reminding you once again that He is in control?

When God handed me four children to raise up He had to of been chuckling to himself. Patience was never my greatest strength. As a mommy I needed it in abundance and I needed to teach it to my own little ones. Not easy to do when I get antsy at a red light after fifteen seconds. From the mundane wait for a frozen burrito in the microwave, to the excruciating wait of a phone call with test results, the chasm is wide but patience is needed just the same.

Lately the Lord has been telling me to wait on Him. "But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Wherever you are on your journey today, have faith my sisters. Believe in the One who holds the world in His hands. Our waiting is for His perfect plan, His perfect timing. And not a minute sooner.

Just like this song says, I will worship while I'm waiting. I will serve you while I'm waiting.

Let that be the same for us.


Prayer Girl said...

This post is perfectly timed for me to read just at this moment.

I thank you, I thank God,

Kristen said...

Joanne, thank you!! That is PERFECT!!

Denise said...

Bless you for sharing this.

Sheryl said...

this has been my longest waiting period so far, but the sweetest at the same time.

thanks for sharing one of my favorite verses!!

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

So happy this spoke to your hearts. Nice to know I have friends sitting in the waiting room with me!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Right now, I'm waiting on a great many things, some big, some not so. Still and yet, all waits require some understanding beyond the "fret" that usually accompanies my wait. I'm getting there, realizing that no amount of crying, fussing, and whining will change the situation other than to further conflict my spirit.

Hope all is well.


Shermanators said...

So perfect...we are still "waiting" too!

Susan said...

Oh boy this is just what I needed to read today! My patience are gone and I'm feeling crazy!

Hope all is well!!

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

I once heard Elizabeth Elliot say, "We ought to wait on the Lord the way a waiter waits on tables - serving!"

Tea With Tiffany said...

I understand. Waiting is where I am. Yet I hear "go" lately. I'm fighting with words like "where?"


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