Lord I am waiting. Waiting for you
Because I am certain that you’ll see me through
Lord I am hopeful. Hopeful that you
Will hear every prayer that I lift to you
You are so faithful. Faithful to me
You are so faithful. The answer I’ll see
When times get hard. When things seem so dark
I know you are faithful if I’ll do my part
Lord I am praying. Praying to you
For when I cry Jesus your presence is sure
I don’t have to worry. I don’t have to fret
I don’t have to wonder. The answer I’ll get
All that He asks of me. All He requires
Is that I cry out to him. That’s what he desires
How long am I willing to wait? Am I willing to wait 14 years, like Jacob did for Rachel? Am I willing to wait 40 years like Moses did on the back side of the desert, or like the children of Israel in the wilderness? Am I willing to wait once I have killed Goliath to see the promise of God come on my life as David did? Am I willing to wait as the seventy did in the upper room for the promise of God? Am I willing to wait until I am stranded on a deserted island, like John on Patmos?
Most of the time I am not. Most of the time I want my answer now. I want God to do it my way, not His way. I can lose hope real fast, and even stop praying, if I don’t get it when I think I should. I start to think God has forgotten me or given up on me.
But the Bible tells us a different story. The Bible tells us a story about a God who is always faithful, a God who fulfills our hope, A God who answers our prayers. The key is always in the wait. What are you waiting for today? Have faith in the faithful one!
Lamentations 3:22-26 King James Version (KJV)
22 It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.
24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
26 It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
Beautiful! That is what it is all about isn’t it, Pete? The “wait.” During the “wait” sometimes we get weak. We wonder at times where God is in all of this? At the same time our faith and hope is increasing, though at times we do not realize it, because we are so focused on the circumstance.
To wait with patience is at times very hard. We do not much like to go through our sufferings. Each moment in those sufferings if we could just see our promise land. This post will make me think of that. God Bless, SR
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Amen! My granddaughter might take a stab at doing some illustrations. She loves art and dirs things abstractly. I’ll be curious to see what she comes up with
Thanks for Mary’s blog address. I’ll check ot out.
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