Are you in a waiting season? Maybe a house, for your body to be healed, an answer to whether you should pursue something? What if we aren't hearing an answer and we are still waiting? I wonder how many times we haven't waited and missed out on what was around the corner for us, simply because we didn't want to wait anymore. Instead we wanted to charge ahead and take control and make it happen, on our own time.
What's wrong with us getting used to waiting? It's okay for us to put into practice all the valuable lessons we try and teach our children. Patience and long suffering, gentleness, taking the time to pray over the situation you are waiting for, and last but certainly not least, let go of your control over it.
I have a good song for you to listen to. Recently this band Carrollton has become a favorite and it's because their words ring true and encourage me during the waiting.
My husband and I have been in a waiting season for a few years and as each month and year go by and all we hear and see is a "NOT YET" we are getting used to the wait. Now, I'm not saying we're perfect and patient in the wait. No, there are times we get very frustrated and we wonder if the Lord is truly listening to our desires or if He has forgotten us. I know that's not true because those are my feelings talking. I can't trust my feelings. We usually, very quickly, talk with eachother that God's timing is better than ours.
And if our loving God says no, we need to trust Him. He is protecting you and me from things we don't know of. His plan and His timing is perfect! Trust that.
Let's be good wait-er's! Let's be good examples to those around us, being content during the wait.
Hello friends, I'm joy. ..
I love sharing my life with you. I enjoy being vulnerable and real because it's then that I hear, "you too?". I hope reading the words from my heart encourages you. We're in this together, friends, so grab your coffee or tea and stick around!