Saturday, September 13, 2014

Waiting on the Lord

by Jessica Finney

Waiting on God to tell us what He wants us to do is not easy. It says in Isaiah 40:32 "But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with eagles, they shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not grow faint."

To me that means that God know our limitations, so sometimes waiting for His timing is just getting us the rest that we need and helping us to get equipped for what He wants us to do. Once He lets us know, it usually is something we would have never imagined.

It also teaches us patience and lets us see how strong our faith really is. I don't know about you, but mine sometimes fails terribly.

I am a planner. I want to know what I am doing about every minute of every day and every year.  I start getting worried and nervous if plans aren't going well, even though God has showed me time and time again that some of the best moments are the ones that weren't planned out.

I believe during times like that God is reminding me that it isn't about me, and I need to put my trust in Him alone. His plan is so much better than mine, and His ways are the only ways I should desire.

I always want to be in His will, but I am like a child sometimes and don't want to wait for the answer; I want it now.

But how much better off our lives would be if we just waited on the Lord and loved Him enough to show that we are willing to wait, however long it takes.

Dear heavenly Father, Thank you for guiding us and growing us while we wait on You. Please help me with my faith because I can't do anything without You. Help me to not be impatient and try to get ahead of you. I want to show You that I love You enough that I will wait for your answer.  I know that it will be better then I could ever imagine.  In Jesus name, amen.

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