This morning, I received this verse from Psalm 27:14.
Now, I receive this short text about waiting on the Lord, to run in His pace and to trust in His timing.
The peace and joy that your heart and soul experience whenever you keep pace with God is so wonderful. I am currently going through and learning about this waiting – and it’s not something that you learn once and then graduate from it. Waiting on the Lord is a lifetime commitment, a moment-to-moment event and opportunity to glorify Him. I will never get tired of hearing God telling me to be patient and to wait for Him because I know only He can give me the best.
I know I’ve been kinda MIA in my blog, there are stuff I had to attend to for the past few days but I look forward to filling this space with my thoughts soon! For now, here’s something for everyone to read, reflect on and enjoy! (:
Trusting God often requires not knowing how God is going to accomplish what needs to be done and not knowing when He will do it. We often say God is never late, but generally He isn’t early either. Why? Because He uses times of waiting to stretch our faith in Him and to bring about change and growth in our lives.
“Due time” is God’s time, when God knows we’re ready, not when we think we’re ready. The sooner we understand and accept that, the sooner God can work His plan in our lives.
The point in waiting is to enjoy
To love and worship God
In every act of your life
Including the waiting.
And in the waiting
Remember His nature
That He is the Giver of every perfect gift
That He desires to lavish you with such treasures
Treasures that are worth the wait
Solely because He is in them.
Rest in this:
He is going to give you
Exactly what you need
At exactly the time you need it.
That is reason to smile
That is reason to breathe easy
And rest in Him.
Let go of “when” and “if”
Because His way
Are so much higher than yours.
Beyond what you could ever fathom
Because He loves you
Oh, how He loves you.
And that is the point of your entire existence
To experience His presence
Inside every moment
Especially in the waiting.
– Josiah Schwartz
Peacefully waiting is the verb, but what do you call the waiting that is peaceful?
It’s something I’ve been enjoying for a few months now. I am surprised, at first, to find that I am no longer fretting or complaining about what is taking so long. The surprise turns into gratitude and of praises for our Lord for He has given me this sense of peace. It has been a long road of getting here, and I wouldn’t have gotten here if I did not acknowledge the fact that I NEED IT, ASKED FOR IT and SOUGHT AFTER IT. (Matthew 7:7-8)
The mind never ceases to ask questions, to provoke, to deceive, to reason out. The heart never ceases to yearn, to desire, to want, to feel. There were moments I wanted to just shut them up. Now, I welcome them with whatever they want to do, with the confidence that He has already provided the answer and these things I go through are just small bumps and are needed for me to draw closer to Him and to better understand and appreciate what He is going to do for me. The desire and the questions are still there, but a sense of calm patience has overtaken. If I have to put into words the feeling, it’s like being told, “Wait, my princess, the wait will be so worth it. For now, enjoy the gifts I am giving you.” And yes, there are so many blessings that might have been overshadowed if I have gotten what I have desired.
Truly, the Lord’s ways and plans are beyond anyone. (Isaiah 55:8-9). And His plans for me are full of hope and is beautiful. (Jeremiah 29:11). Nothing to fret but in all things to have the heart and wait for Him, to provide, to bless, to come. (Psalm 27:14). And these, I really love… Look at the birds of the sky, the lilies of the field, look around at how He has taken care of them (Matthew 6:25-34).
Hasty. While most girls are stereotyped as fickle-minded, I happen to fall in the category of ‘impatient/hasty’. I am not fickle, I was pretty consistent with being hasty, prudence was not in my vocabulary. I was not rushed, but I was rushing with my choices.
For years I’ve been going around in circles, not learning my lessons. If you’ve seen ‘Tangled’ (I ♥ that movie), there’s a scene where Rapunzel was having extreme happy-sad moments: one minute running around all excited and the next crying and sulking. I laughed at that scene, it was funny, but most of all, it reminded me of myself.
I have to hit the brakes.
It’s time to set the fine line with following one’s heart to making hasty decisions. The desire of the heart can be deceiving. The devil knows your desires and will use it against you. Unlike the princesses in fairy tales, I do not have that much margin for error, no prince charming (yet) to save my fall, no fairy godmother to fix broken pieces. It is still best to follow one’s heart. And anyone who tells you to do so advises well. However, following one’s heart requires patience, prudence and a lot of prayer. Only then can God protect your desire and in His time fulfill it.