“My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God” (Psalms 62:5-7).
I’m still working on expectations this week. I’ve had to speak to my soul several times – telling it to wait only on the Lord. It isn’t easy to wait, no matter what you are waiting for or who you are waiting on. In our humanness we just don’t like waiting – we want what we want, when we want it, which is usually right now.
I’m in a situation where I find myself wanting to run ahead of the Lord. I stopped myself on Friday, and almost immediately I found out something that would have been made worse if I had rushed ahead of the Lord. All I can say is thank you Jesus for speaking loud enough for me to hear, and giving me the grace to wait before I acted.
Have you found yourself in this place – this waiting place?
I remember one time early in our marriage. I had planned a special evening for Dan – his favorite meal and me dressed in his favorite dress. He didn’t come and he didn’t come. My emotions swung back and forth – I even changed clothes several times, thinking he had spoiled all my plans and I would just pout and not make this a special evening for him. Then the Lord spoke to my heart. He pointed out how blessed I was to have a man like Dan to wait for. I married late in life – I had spent a long time waiting for this special man that the Lord provided for me, and I realized how blessed I was to have someone like him to wait for.
Thankfully this revelation came in time for me to be all dressed up when he finally arrived home. When he saw me he said, “This is the best thing that has happened to me all day!” Boy was I glad the Lord had intervened before I met him at the door angry.
I’ve had a lot of opportunities to wait for Dan in the years since then. I can’t say I’ve always been thankful to wait for him, but I’m certainly reminded often during those waiting times that I’m waiting for a very special man – one the Lord provided just for me.
How are you handling your waiting times?
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