Waiting On God
When I need to make a life decision I really wish God would just send me a quick text message and let me know what I should do. It would save so much time and trouble!
I think it’s safe to say that in this shaky world that we live in, many of us feel like the once solid ground under our feet is falling away. The things we once thought were certain, we just don’t know to be true anymore. But it’s hard to know what is real anymore or how to make the “right” choice for ourselves in such an uncertain world.
There is no easy way to say it and it’s not fun, but we are so limited in our humanity. We don’t have the big picture that God has. We have to trust that He sees it all! He is always working it all out while we’re waiting.
We are just very impatience and needy people. Lord knows I have been! Trying to make plans and decision for ones self is important and hard, but when you’re a parent making choices that effect a whole family is critical! Moving our little family all over the dang United States with no clear direction is beyond stressful! God and I have had some words! You better believe it! My anxiety, depression and plain angry has got the better of me over and over. I’m not perfect. I’m just a human too.
How many prayers been answered and we didn’t realize we got what we asked for? How many times did God work things out in our favor, beyond what we could have done on our own? Plenty on times!
Still, we all have heartbreaks, loss, unanswered prays. We all have disappointment, bad news and plain old bad days that seem to last years! I have them, you have them. In this very broken world, we all have pain, loss and confusion. No one is going to escape this world without some hurt and pain long the way.
So what do we do? How do we hold strong through this broken world we live in?
Remember and declare this:
- God is my Rock. He was, is and will always be my stability and foundation.
- God is my Refuge. He was, is and will always be my shelter from the storm. God, my forever protector from the enemy.
- God is my strength. He is building my character through the waiting and development through the difficulties in my life.
Draining our Joy
If we allow the uncertainty of life to rule our life than it will rob us of lives joy, our hope and leave us frustrated, hateful, angry and bitter. If you allow yourself to implode with impatience’s and angry, that’s all you’ll get back.
You’ll be so consumed in what you don’t want, you might just miss that sign from God you were waiting for. Your head so loud with angry you couldn’t hear His voice calling to you, directing you where to go. God works in our difficult times. Even when we don’t feel Him there. He is moving things perfectly in our favor.
The waiting is hard! It is the hardest part, but in my own experience that’s a lesson of it’s own. It’s taught to be patience, more trusting in my Father and not to lean on my own understanding so much. It’s refined me to be still and rest, when I want to lash out and get mad, yell and blame people for what happening around me; not getting what I think I want. This waiting is NOT easy. It feels like the worse thing, but when I wait I know God is up to something beyond amazing in my favor, and I know it will strength me. No doubt!
Maybe you or I might be, being tested? Maybe we need a lesson in waiting? Maybe we need to be refined? Either way I know that my Rock, My Refuge, and my Strength come from the Lord and this will help get me and you through.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid. but gives us power, love, and self- discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
9But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. 11I have made a fool of myself, but you drove me to it. I ought to have been commended by you, for I am not in the least inferior to the “super-apostles,” even though I am nothing. 2 Corinthians 12:9-11