Waiting on Him today.
Which does NOT fit my personality.
I want to schedule, plan, "know" what I can do.
So, I try to understand.
Search the word.
Affirm his promises.
A few lyrics resound, like repeat mode, in my brain.
Just the phrase, real simple.
"While I'm waiting, I will serve You."
[All the lyrics found here.]
The song writer mentioned that while he was waiting, he was hurting.
That waiting is painful.
It is definitely not easy.
But he still hoped.
Here are promises.
And I can claim them for ME.
So can you.
Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.
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.
For further promises, these scripture references were posted with the song lyrics.
Psalm 5:3 My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O LORD; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.
Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalm 33:20 Our soul waiteth for the LORD: he is our help and our shield.
Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.
Psalm 38:15 For in thee, O LORD, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.
Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
Isaiah 30:18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for him.
Lamentations 3:24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.
He will hear.
He will strengthen.
He will bless those that wait.
And so I wait.
Hope seems distant at times.
But He touches my heart.
And...I wait some more.
Oh - that I had wings...I would fly away...and be at rest