Waiting by Jenny D.
They say patience is a virtue. That virtue gets tried and tested on such a regular basis that on many occasions I considered naming my first born ‘Patience’ to say that I finally had acquired it.
When we’re in a period of waiting, we go through cycles of hope and feelings of abandonment. We have hope enough to wait, but when the duration is outside of our suggested timing, we feel wronged, we feel cheated. Much like Abraham and Sarah, we try to make the right thing happen the wrong way, in our timing, and make our own image of God’s blessing according to our specifications. Unfortunately, that is not waiting on the Lord. We have often come to the conclusion that, had we continued to wait, we would have saved ourselves time, heartache and possibly even shame.
There is a reason the Bible says “They that 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.” (see Isaiah 40:31)
We renew our strength, because patience, although is a period of waiting, can take a lot of energy. However, if we pay careful attention to the scripture, we will realize there is a moment of release. There is a moment when we receive what God has been doing in our lives we are set free from our patience (that has her perfect work to complete) we rejoice and mount up on wings, where we run and not grow weary because the wait is over. When the wait is over, we are so overcome with joy, that we cry, scream and shout in celebration instead of desperation. Why? Because He turns our mourning into dancing! He replaces our sorrow with gladness! (see Psalms 30:11)
Beloved, do not grow weary in the journey. Call on those who also trust in the Lord, to refresh you while you labor. God will bring forth what He has purposed for your life and it is exactly how He designed for the person He designed you to be. Wait on the Lord.
“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil. For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. A little while, and the wicked will be no more; though you look for them, they will not be found. But the meek will inherit the land and enjoy peace and prosperity.” Psalms 37:7-11 NIV
Be Blessed! Jenny D.