Dear Precious Friends,
On this beautiful new day, this gift of gifts from God, I love this reminder from Isaiah 40:31 and needed to be reminded of this great scripture and what it means. If you are anything like me, patience is not my best virtue. What I have discovered is how God shows up in times of waiting, and how many lessons are learned as a result of waiting and trusting the process. Whether we get the answer we desire or not, we can know that God loves us with an everlasting love. Waiting deepens our relationship with our Heavenly Father. We can see it in the way He speaks to our heart through time with Him, trusting Him. He speaks through His word, His creation, through prayer, through our devotions. We can see it in the people that He sends in our life to speak over us, and to encourage us along the journey. We see it in the doors He opens (or shuts) when We fully trust Him and stop relying on our own wisdom. Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
Waiting on God is HARD. His plans are usually different than ours – His ways are usually different than ours. One thing is for sure... His plans are ALWAYS better than ours.
We must trust the process of waiting. We learn the greatest lessons the He has in store for you.
Here are so great go-to scriptures for waiting and trusting my Heavenly Father:
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NIV
Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; Psalm 37:7a NIV
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. Exodus 14:14 NIV
Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the wisdom of not giving us everything we ask for in the time that we ask it. Thank you for teaching us these invaluable lessons that become life long lessons and extend not only to other parts of our lives – but that we can also share with others. Father, teach us how to wait well upon You, knowing that you can see the beginning from the end, and you have good things in store for us.