Monday, March 30, 2009

Waiting....

Why is waiting so hard? Maybe it is because we live in a world of instant gratification. With all of the technology around anything we want to know is just a few clicks away. However, when we are waiting for God to move it's not always so quick and simple. Right now I am going through a period of waiting.... waiting for God to open my womb to another child and waiting for God to speak clearly concerning a professional decision I am encountering. These two issues have really been taking a toll on my emotions lately. I have had plenty of time to think and reflect over the past few weeks and I am wondering if God has placed me in bed for that very reason...to make me slow down and focus on Him. I can do that by:

- spending time in God's Word
(studying, seeking answers, claiming God's promises)
- spending lots of time in prayer
(praying about issues, praying for wisdom, discernment)
- spending time meditating
(about who God is, what He is wanting to do in and through me)

I have to constantly remind myself that as I wait for God's timing and goodness I must seek Him to take the right actions and to avoid the negative actions. What are negative actions? Well, taking matters into my own hands and running ahead of God. So, the waiting continues. Today I pray that we all remember that waiting on the Lord means being content and patient because we are constantly clinging to God and resting in His love and wisdom!

Below are 2 verses that I am striving to memorize this week. By hiding God's word in my heart, I can lean on these verses when the waiting gets tough!

Lametations 3:25 The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him.

Psalm 62:5-8 Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress where I will not be shaken,
My victory and honor come from God alone.
He is my refuge, a rock where no
enemy can reach me.
O my people, trust in Him at all times.
Pour out your heart to Him,
for God is our refuge.

Please take a few moments to listen to the song, While I'm Waiting by John Waller posted at the bottom of the page. I hope and pray it will minister to your heart as it does to mine each and every time I hear it!

5 comments:

Christie said...

As I was reading I was thinking of that same song...I was going to mention it to you but you beat me to it! I love that song...it's one I listen to over and over! You are so inspiring to me....always have been! Thank you for your constant faith! Love you!!!

Alicia said...

Hi there! What an encouraging post to wait on the Lord! Our flesh is so impatient, but Gods timing is not our timing. Sometimes He answers us right away with a yes or a no, but sometimes we just have to wait. Gods timing is perfect in every situation, and we just have to continue to trust in Him.

I'm so glad you stopped by my blog! I'm always blessed w/ new blog pals!!

momstheword said...

Waiting is hard, isn't it? But you chose some great promises to claim.

I remember the years of waiting for our first child, and then waiting for our second child (they are four years apart).

I learned a lot during that time, but still it was hard to wait. Especially when you want something so badly.

People with lots of children will sometimes try to tell you to be happy with the one you have. I always said "You weren't. You had more."

Wanting more children does not mean you aren't content with the one you have. You just want another one. And there's nothing wrong with that.

I do hope that you heal soon, and I will pray about the issues you mentioned!

Jodi said...

Hey Lana,
haven't been online much recently bc of all we have going on so I totally missed that you were having back troubles...glad to hear your surgery went well! Happy Recuperating!

Stephanie said...

I also have such a hard time waiting and not jumping in to do my own thing when I don't get my answers soon enough. I guess that is why I can relate to Sarah in the Bible. I so would have done what she did, and then regretted it later! Keep on waiting on Him, it really is the only way!