The Gift of Waiting

God told me to wait…again….

He said to me through my daily devotions ~ “Much much stress results from your wanting to make things happen before their times have come. One of the main ways I[GOD] assert MY sovereignty is in the timing of events….Instead of dashing headlong toward your goal, let ME set the pace, slow down, and enjoy the journey in MY Presence.” (excerpt from Jesus Calling by Sarah Young)

And so I wait. I wait for healing. I wait for restoration. I wait for redemption. I wait for chains to fall away. I wait for salvation. I wait for broken hearts to be mended. I wait for revelation to come. I wait for doors to open. I wait…I wait…I wait.

Waiting is a gift…really. It’s a process for me. A process that grows shorter with each lesson learned. But as I work through the swelling of emotions with each phase, I finally grow weary of being tossed around in that dangerous dark ocean. And I know the only one I can change or control is myself. For I know in the waiting that the only source of peace I have is the assurance of serving a GOD who is bigger and stronger and loves me like crazy and will cause ALL things to work together for my good and HIS glory (Romans 8:28). HE knows all. HE knows every heart involved in each situation and what that heart holds….and HE loves every heart. So I lean on HIM and I tell HIM my stories of woe and HE listens and whispers softly to me, “I’ve got this, sweet child of MINE.”

And I wait…with assurance that GOD is taking care of it. I wait as HIS peace settles over me and calms my spirit. Because in the waiting I learn to trust HIM. And I am changed…for my good and for HIS glory.