Friday, March 27, 2015

Waiting...

Have you ever waited for something? Maybe it was a favorite holiday. Maybe it was a package in the mail. Maybe someone was late for an appointment. Maybe someone promised you something. Regardless of the details, waiting can be excruciating. It requires patience and sacrifice and trust. Waiting is hard.

I was on the way home from a friend's house tonight when a song came on the radio. The lyrics hit me right in the center of my being.
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
And 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 no, but faithfully I will wait
Yes, I will wait
And 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
And I will serve You while I'm waiting
I will worship while I'm waiting 
Songwriters:  John Waller Iii
Published by:  TRAVELIN' ZOO MUSIC

Peaceful?  Hopeful? Bold? Confident? Faithful? Am I really these things in the midst of my waiting? Yet the scriptures promise good things to those who wait upon the Lord. 

Isaiah 40:31 "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."

Psalm 37:9 "For evildoers will be cut off, But those who wait for the Lord, they will inherit the land."
Lamentations 3:25 "The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him."

Waiting on God is scary, though. His timing is very different from my own. He has plans that look nothing like what I pictured them to be. Waiting on God requires faith... Sometimes more faith than I possess. In those moments, I can only cry out to Him and beg Him to help me in my unbelief. 

Lord, while I wait, help me! Help me to serve you, to worship you, to love you, to trust you, and to be at peace while You work out Your timing. I will serve You while in waiting. I will worship while I'm waiting. 

2 comments:

  1. 2nd favorite song from John Waller- really nice goy. I love the transition from initial focus on the waiting to the end being what he is doing while waiting. Great example of how the Christian culture typically focuses on the passive virtues over the active.

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  2. I hate waiting! Especially for changes to occur in the lives of the people I'm praying for. Sometimes it's scary.Thanks for the encouragement and the prayer. God bless you, your family and this blog! Gloris

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