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Waiting Again - an intimate expression of trust and expectancy to God.
Waiting... waiting... waiting...
Stretched, smashed, rebuilt, laughing, crying, screaming, letting go. Stepping through, and then doing it again!?
You ever been there?
I'm not talking about waiting at the DMV, the doctors office, or for a friend. This isn't a hub about waiting for your birthday or for someone to return a phone call. I'm talking about waiting on the Lord to bring change, to fulfill a promise, or to do something that you know is completely beyond what you can do yourself.
Waiting on the Lord is such an intimate expression of trust. The phrase communicates an expectancy and a cognitive understanding that surrender to God and His timing is the only solution. It requires us to stop and simply wait. Sounds easy doesn't it.
When I study the Psalms, and the journey of one of my favorite historical figures David, I get a glimpse of the raw honesty it takes to really serve God. When I read Davids heart songs I can really relate to the process we are in and the painful stripping away that often times needs to occur in our lives.
For over a year now we have been in a deeper season of this process then we've ever been before. Its been hard at times and we've spend countless hours praying and working through thoughts and feelings. We find ourselves today at rest, waiting. Its a beautiful feeling but this rest didn't come easily and required some painful stripping away of vision, dreams, thoughts, expectations, and many other "heart" issues. But Angela and I have surrendered to the process and desire only for the Lord's best in our lives. In this dying time, we are seeing life. Something more beautiful than we ever imagined.
The Lord desires the best for each of us. Its a process and a pruning. Surrendering to this process is a process in itself. From season to season we all need to understand what we are growing through. Embrace the process of change, seek to understand the season you are in, and wait...
"And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. " Phil 1:6