Life is NOT always a bowl full of cherries….like most of our photographs portray — sometimes it requires pulling out everything you have been taught and holding on tight.
“Don’t retaliate …. take the high road ….. take everything to God in prayer …. think more of others than yourself …. God knows what is around the corner so trust Him …. God will never give you more than you can handle …. rest in Him …. let Him be your strength when yours is gone …. joy will come in the morning!”
I feel a little like Moses; incapable for the task at hand, and certainly not appreciated for it. This storm is swirling around me with case workers, liaisons, attorneys, teachers, aids, agencies, social workers, doctors, specialists, appointments and schedules. But my hands are tied and it seems I cannot do what I want to do, or need to do, or think I should do — I must wait!
So if I must wait, I want to wait purposefully and will do so clinging to a familiar passage in Isaiah 40:31 that is full of “on purpose verbage”.
“But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint!” (NKJV)
WAIT – I will sit tight IN YOUR WORD DAILY and count on You to guide me!!
MOUNT UP – I will LEAN ON YOU and not my own strength – “get on my cross”
RUN – I will RUN TO YOU and stay close to You — I need you — You are my hope!
WALK – I will SURRENDER TO YOUR WILL as I go — Your way, not mine!
You see everything God — You know the best equipped army cannot save a king, the warrior does not escape by his great strength, and the warhorse cannot be depended upon for victory; but You are the One who can be depended upon to deliver those who fear You and hope in You. I am “waiting in hope” and You are my help, my shield and my joy. Psalm 33
Thank you for having the wisdom to allow what You could certainly prevent, to keep me dependent upon You, and to work in my life to make me just a little bit more like You! I am trusting You while I wait….in the eye of this storm!