Thursday, March 22, 2012

yes i will wait

Dear God... Please no more lessons in patience
we are in a season of waiting again. waiting for the house to sell. waiting to pick up our lives and move. waiting for Jeff to finish school. waiting. patiently waiting, and completely trusting God's perfect timing. we are making the most of it, this season of waiting. patience, after all, is a fruit of the spirit.

so it was perfect when i heard this song. i nearly fell to my knees the first time i heard it; my heart full of gratitude. even as we wait, as the days go by, i am thankful and hopeful because i know God has a good plan for our future. and while i'm waiting, i will faithfully and obediently serve and worship Him. as long as it takes, i will wait.   

I'm waiting 
I'm waiting on You, Lord 
And I am hopeful 
I'm waiting on You, Lord 
Though it is painful 
But patiently, I will wait 

I will move ahead, bold and confident 
Taking every step in obedience 
While I'm waiting 
I will serve You 
While I'm waiting 
I will worship 
While I'm waiting 
I will not faint 
I'll be running the race 
Even while I wait 

I'm waiting 
I'm waiting on You, Lord 
And I am peaceful 
I'm waiting on You, Lord 
Though it's not easy 
But faithfully, I will wait 
Yes, I will wait 
While I'm Waiting, John Waller

i don't know if you, too, are in a season of waiting. maybe you're waiting for a dream to come true, an answer from someone, results from something, or for a big decision to be made. be encouraged, my friend...God knows. He wants you to trust Him, serve Him, and worship Him while you're waiting. take hold of the promise that God has your life perfectly planned and this waiting is only for a season. find joy in every day that you wait. 

when you get a moment, listen to the song that plays on repeat in my heart during my season of waiting: 

John Waller - While I'm Waiting (Official Music Video) from Provident Label Group on Vimeo.

We are full of joy even when we suffer. We know that our suffering gives us the strength to go on. The strength to go on produces character. Character produces hope. And hope will never let us down. God has poured his love into our hearts. He did it through the Holy Spirit, whom he has given to us. 
 Romans 5:3-5

Lord, we are living the way your laws command us to live. 
We are waiting for you to act. 
 Isaiah 26:8