Friday, May 28, 2010

For they that wait....

Wait for the LORD;
Be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
Psalm 27:14

Wait..... sigh..... the one word that I wish He would not say. Yet for some reason, He keeps saying it.... its the same answer every time, for every question. 
Maybe He's trying to teach me something.
Maybe I'm not listening. 
What does it mean to wait? What does it look like? I know what it doesn't look like.
Waiting is not running
Waiting is not an excuse to go a different direction.
Waiting does not mean He has forgotten me.
It simply means to be still and know that He is God.
What does it look like?? 
Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for Him.
Psalm 37:7

My soul waits for the LORD
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning.
Psalm 130:6

Stillness.... Dedication.... Patiently..... Quietly.... Obediently....  and until He says to stop.

Blessed is the man who listens to me,
watching daily at my doors,
waiting at my doorway.
Proverbs 8:34

Listen to ME.... Watch for ME.... Wait for ME.....

Why is it so hard to obey Him?
Why is it so hard to wait?

The reward for waiting is His blessing. What is better then the blessing of my Father? Does He not know better then I? Do I not hear His promises to fulfill the desire of my heart? Do I really think that I know best?

I am desperate to hear His voice.... and then I find this verse.

I wait for You, O LORD;
You will answer, O LORD my GOD.
Psalm 38:15

Sigh.... the answer once again is to wait. 

But... He promises to hear me. He says He will answer me. 

I waited patiently for the LORD;
He turned to me and heard my cry.
Psalm 40:1

I guess my only choice is to sit back and wait. I must stop fighting it. There is no other choice. He has given me no alternative. The answer remains the same. In my prayer time He once again brings back to mind the verse behind this blog.

Yes LORD, 
walking in the way of Your laws, 
I wait for You;
Your name and renown
is the desire of my heart.
Isaiah 26:8

He is the desire of my heart... sadly He often has to remind me. There is nothing this world can offer that satisfies me like He does. So what if I have to wait. At least I am in His arms.  I know that He loves me. I know that He does have plans for my life, and that alone is enough. I don't have to know or understand what they are. I have to trust that He knows best. He will let me know when He is ready... when I am ready. 

For now... I will wait on Him.

The pressure makes us stronger
The struggle makes us hunger
The hard lessons make the difference
And the difference makes it worth it
So we sing a lullaby
To the lonely hearts tonight
Let it set Your heart on fire
Let it set You free
When you're fighting to believe
in a love that you can't see
Just know there is a purpose
For those who wait

1 comment:

Paula said...

Hello Honey,

I am so excited that God is using this oppurtunity of waiting to teach you so many great things! I love this song, btw, and the band. I got your text about the is that when I leave town the COWBOYS come into town. Thank you for letting me get to partake in your walk of life.

Love, Me