There is lots of flux around me right now. Lots of dreams, lots of plans and at the same time lots of gaping holes. I have pieces missing, people moving away, plans falling through and I am watching in wonder as what I worked and hoped would happen simply fizzle out to nothing. So now what?
Sound familiar? What do we do in the waiting?
I noticed when everything started unraveling I took a deep breath and evaluated what I did know.
1) I know God loves me and only has good for me.
2) I know that I am not quitting just because it got harder than it already was.
3) I know that God never goes back on His word so somehow this change in course is going to get me closer to His plan.
4) I know that waiting on Him is the safest, smartest, healthiest thing I can do.
I realize now this is a pretty great place to be. Waiting sucks. But Jesus is better. Better than running ahead, running away, running crazy. And just to top off the day today, in the middle of the waiting, He gave me this passage:
Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; he rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is the God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him! Isaiah 30: 18
Are you resting in the truth that God longs to be gracious, giving and good for you? Are standing in the one truth that you will be blessed if you will but wait on Him alone? Not waiting on the perfect outcome, or getting your way, or happy endings…but waiting on Him. Alone.
Strength will rise as we wait upon the Lord. Selah.
5 thoughts on “So what are YOU waiting for?”
What a sweet kiss. Stand on what he last told u. Remember his promises r yes and amen. And that he really is crazy about me (you). Thanks for sharing. I am right in the middle if this and have a lot of friends around me right now who r somewhere on the spectrum. Waiting+change equals refinement which equals awesomeness!!!!
Jana! Wow! This is exactly the conversation I have been having with God. Amazing word straight to me. Thank you for posting this! He loves us even when are not getting our own way(!!) or we think we screwed everything up. Totally true. I heard- I am the Bride of Christ in every area of my life. Waiting to understand what it means that my Husband is my Maker, the Lord of the Angel Armies. Smile.
Yes! Thanks for these words! Sooo appropriate! :o)))
i love this. and you Jana. somehow, this conversation sounds so familiar to me as i think back to the startup year with Unhindered! and look at all the amazing things he did since then through you and other women. and how many lives have changed through the messages of this ministry! awesome. love it. can’t wait to see how the next chapter unfolds 🙂
Jana, thank you…I am waiting, needed to hear the part about not waiting for the perfect outcome but waiting on Him alone… Thanks for directing my eyes back to him where they should be!