Wednesday, January 3, 2007

The Wait

There are so many times in life that we have to wait on His timing. His plans are so complex that our human minds can not even possibly understand all the details. But in the mean time we are left with "WHY"? We want to sit and analyze every bit of information and come up with an answer to all of life's questions. We sort through all the data to come up with our own theories, assumptions, and plans to make sense of it all. Why can't we just give up? Why can't we rest that God has every bit of our life mapped out and nothing we can do can change it? Why can't we leave it up to His will? Our desires our so great and overwhelming that sometimes our flesh does not want to put them on hold. If only he can make one dream happen, our life will be perfect. Or will it? Will we always have something to wait for? Then what is the purpose of "The Wait". Many reasons I know. I know I have experienced them before. He has come up with something far much grander than we could ever imagine....We learn in the process....We become closer to God and to our loved ones...we can minister to others in such a way that we never could before. Hindsight is 20/20. We see the perfect picture of God's plan (most of the time). Yeah, and the "most of the time" part gets me too...but our spirit needs to come to the point where we can rest in God's arms....understand His ways and know that our Father knows best. period. even if we may never know "WHY".

"The Wait" is resonating with friends, family and us right now. Waiting on God's direction for jobs, waiting to be a family again with same schedules, waiting on God's direction for our lives, waiting to get pregnant, waiting to bring home a baby from Taiwan, waiting for restoration, waiting for a house, waiting to graduate from college, waiting to be in love, waiting, waiting, waiting, and more waiting. God, breath over us a peace that will draw us more nearer to you...and rest.

"I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchman waits for the... insert "wait" here. Psalm 130:5-6