So over the last few months my favorite song has become “Waiting Here for You” by Christy Nockels. I’ve admitted to you before that waiting has been a tremendous challenge for me. My generation encourages, and often times demands, speedy results; a huge contrast to what God often asks of us. With David and me getting ready to move up to Denver at the end of this year, so many things continue to run through my head; where are we going to live? Where is he going to work? What on earth are we thinking leaving a church we have practically grown up in to go to a city where we hardly know anyone? My type A personality wants answers to this now, but day after day I continue to hear that comforting reminder that He has huge plans in store for us and we will be taken care of.
In thinking about what to write today, I went to my bible and opened it up to a devotional about waiting. It pointed out two things that I have often seen in my own struggles with patience and waiting. First, many times we attempt to cope with a long wait by trying to help God move His plan into action. Second, we often end up assuming that what we have been waiting for will never happen. Are you guilty of these? I know I am. But let me remind you of Sarah, Abraham’s wife who waited ninety years to have a son. She struggled with both of these as well; from rushing God’s timing by having her servant give birth to Abraham’s child, to laughing and doubting when God revealed that she indeed would have a child. How silly she must have felt when she realized that God had been faithful all along. So, I know I am not the only one out there who struggles with this issue. If you do too, I encourage you to do the same thing I am going to do; give it away. He will be faithful.
With my hands lifted high,
(Citation: the devotional mentioned above comes from Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Sanctuary: a devotional Bible for women)