Monday, January 7, 2013

Wait on Him

And now Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:7

Our family has gone through many trials these last 3 years. We are still going through some. One of the biggest trials for me is having my husband live so far away.  How do I pray about it?

Lord, what do you want us to do about it?

-"Wait on ME."

What?! That's not an answer. Wait for WHAT?? What should I pray for?

-"Wait on ME."

Do You want us to move down South? Should we continue with court and asking permission to move?

-'Wait on ME."

Do You want us to live up here?


Do You want us to continue waiting and praying for Joseph to get a job up here?


Do You want him to take a "leap"of faith and come up without a  job in his field.?


I know what I want. What do you want?!?

-"Wait on ME!"

Honestly waiting is SO hard! It's not answer I want. I wish I knew what the Lord wanted us to do and could pray for that to come about. I don't like the unknown. 

I am weary with my crying; My throat is dry; My eyes fail while I wait for  my God. Psalms 69:3

BUT, it draws me closer. I NEED HIM for my strength. I RELY on HIM. I WAIT for HIM. I TRUST in HIM.

My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. Psalms 62:5

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. Psalms 130:5

I still struggle with waiting. I would really like to move on with life. I would love an answer as to what the Lord wants us to do. I would LOVE to buy a  house and settle down. Let the kids build a fort in the yard and grow a garden.

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

But, I trust that the Lord has our best interest at heart. And will WAIT on His timing for everything. I will WAIT for Him to change hearts, if any need changing.

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you; and therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.  For the Lord is a God of justice; blessed are all those who wait for Him. Isaiah 30:18

Here is a poem that I found. It took my breath away, I could have written this for this is my heart. Enjoy...


Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried:
Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate,
And the Master so gently said, "Child, you must wait".
"Wait? You say, wait! " my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith, I have asked, and am claiming your Word.
My future and all to which I can relate
Hangs in the balance, and You tell me to WAIT?
I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign,
Or even a 'no' to which I can resign.
And Lord, You promised that if we believe
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord, I've been asking, and this is my cry:
I'm weary of asking! I need a reply!
Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
As my Master replied once again, "You must wait."
So, I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut
And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting.... for what?"
He seemed, then, to kneel, and His eyes wept with mine,
And he tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens, and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead, and cause mountains to run.
All you seek, I could give, and pleased you would be.
You would have what you want - But you wouldn't know Me.
You'd not know the depth of My love for each saint;
You'd not know the power that I give to the faint;
You'd not learn to see through the clouds of despair;
You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there;
You'd not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence were all you could see.
You'd never experience that fullness of love
As the peace of My Spirit descends like a dove;
You'd know that I give and I save.... (for a start),
But you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.
The glow of My comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight,
The depth that's beyond getting just what you asked
Of an infinite God, who makes what you have LAST.
You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that "My grace is sufficient for Thee."
Yes, your dreams for your loved one overnight would come true,
But, Oh, the loss! If I lost what I'm doing in you!
So, be silent, My child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me.
And though oft' may My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still, "WAIT."

Author Unknown

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. Lam. 3:25

So for now I will wait on the Lord and seek HIS face. He is there even in the waiting...

What about you? Are you going through or have you gone through a time were God had/has you waiting? How did you handle it? Was it easy or hard or somewhere in the middle? :)

For His Glory,

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