Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Year that “Something” Happens?

“WAIT”!  What’s that GOD? I’m supposed to WAIT?!  Really?!  I haven’t waited long enough?  Oh, the angst of one’s need for instant gratification.  I was reading in my Study Bible about those who waited on the LORD.  Noah waited years for the flood to come.  Apparently he may have even waited for up to 120.  The Israelites waited and wandered for 40 years in the desert for what was actually about a — two week? — trip.  The Israelites waited, again, during their captivity in Babylon; Abraham waited for Isaac.  Who else?  Apparently those who waited are beyond counting.  David was anointed King of Israel when he was just a boy, but did not take the throne until he was, I believe, in his 30’s.  So why does my short 30 day wait (okay, 27) seem so long?  Once again, I am humbled.  I’m Action Girl! I like for things to happen!   And, to be fair, even my husband has been waiting for several years longer than I have at this point.  So I believe that today I will start a new day, shoo away the pigeons of discontent, and start a meditation of prayer and waiting.  HIS Will, not mine.  HIS timing, not mine.  HIS wisdom, certainly not mine.  …I just hope I don’t have to wait 120 years. [smile]

I remain confident of this:
 I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.
I’m waiting on You LORD. Waiting for You to say the word that will heal the sick, restore the broken heart and save souls for Your Kingdom and glory.
I’m waiting on You LORD. Waiting for Your peace to come and reign on this earth. For sin to be gone forever. For Your glory to shine always.
I’m waiting on You LORD. Waiting for Your presence to lift out of despair those who are heavy with depression and loss.
I’m waiting on You LORD. Waiting for the rejoicing of reuniting with loved ones who have gone to be with You.
I’m waiting on You LORD. Waiting to behold Your precious face and to hear the words, “Well done, my good and faithful servant.”
I’m waiting on You LORD, just waiting.