Waiting on God is no easy business. Even the folks in heaven have been told to wait patiently (Rev. 6:11). Sometimes I’ve had that secure feeling of being held in God’s loving arms. Other times it’s more like I’m dangling in the breeze. I know from past experience so much of this battle is lost or won in my mind. I am what I feed myself.
All that God has offered me is available for the asking. However, it helps to know what to ask for. When I fix my heart and mind on Him I stay in perfect peace… no matter the storm that rages. God is stable, He is solid. I just have to choose to soak in His Word when the going gets tough. Repeating scriptures like Psalm 91 with all of it’s wonderful promises gives me just what I need to tie to. An anchor for my soul.
This is how I walk in the dark (so to speak). How I keep breathing and doing the next thing. Another help is encouraging testimonials. Right now I’m listening to So Long Insecurity by Beth Moore, and just this morning I drank in Popular by Tindell Baldwin. I literally couldn’t put it down! While we wait, God will send the most amazing stories, if we ask Him. He knows what we need for encouragement.
Our daughter is facing a struggle with college. There are some difficulties, we can’t sweep away for her. Its hard to watch. I know waiting is never what we want, and many times what God uses to bring maturity. He alone holds the keys to her future. It is both frustrating and exciting to think I can not understand His ways. Yet we can always trust Him…
(trials) “Their purpose is to prove that your faith is genuine. Even gold which can be destroyed is tested by fire; and so your faith, which is much more precious than gold must be tested, so that it may endure. Then you will receive praise and glory and honor on the Day when Jesus Christ is revealed. 1Peter 1:7