Jul 29, 2015

{Waiting on the Lord}



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Well, I don't know about you but sometimes I find "waiting" hard to do. When I wanted something that usually meant I really wanted it last week! How about you? Do you find yourself becoming impatient when waiting on something? 

Waiting is our biggest battle.  We wait at the red light for what seems to takes 30 minutes to turn green. We wait in line at the grocery store with a buggy loaded down along with 20 others only to see that two lines are open for business. We wait for something we've ordered to come in through the mail that has been on back order and well..the waiting can try our patience. 

Then there's other "waiting" periods in our life too. The ones that seem to be of a more serious nature.  We wait for healing and it doesn’t happen.  We wait for financial provision and still struggle to make ends meet. We wait for a new position on our job to become available and yet two years later we find we are still waiting. We wait for our loved ones to get saved.  We wait for an answer to life’s purpose and find ourselves still in the same spot. Around us, everyone else is finding their answers and walking through opened doors yet at times it seems that there we are...still waiting! We look to God knowing He holds the answers.  We hope, we pray, and we wait.

Most often we’re waiting for an answer or a little push in a certain direction.  A direction we’ve already predetermined. Can I get an AMEN on that one? It's kinda like praying and asking for God's Will but yet we truly hope and pray that He sees things our way. We make a list of our wants and needs (and mostly wants) and as we pray our prayers turn into more like a To-Do list than an intimate conversation.  And before we ever bow our heads and utter “Dear Lord,” we already know exactly what we want and when we want it.

 We are His creation.Yet, too often we wait as if it’s the other way around. When we focus on what He can do rather than who He is, we bind our own prayer life. The truth is...waiting has nothing to do with us.

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As we wait on the Lord, our eyes and hearts are opened.  And though our wait is not always easy, it’s within the waiting where we are drawn closer to our Lord.

Whatever your situation, God holds the answer.  And His reality is always worth the wait.

What are you waiting for today? Trust that the God that has created you has something wonderful planned and His Way, His Timing and His Will is ALWAYS best. 

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 Hugs and blessings, Cindy

24 comments:

  1. Waiting can be very difficult for sure. Great post Cindy.
    Connie Royals

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  2. I can relate! Just yesterday I was glancing through an old journal noting prayer requests that I jotted down years ago that are first now being answered. God is always at work, orchestrating the final plan, isn't He?

    Have a wonderful week!
    Love,
    Mary

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    1. Mary, yes He is always at work for sure. Thanks for stopping by to visit today.

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  3. I do sometimes find it difficult to wait, but I know that God is in control, and His timing is perfect. Lovely and inspiring post, Cindy, thank you so much for all you share.

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  4. Me too at times Linda. I am so glad that He knows me inside and out though and still loves me like I am!

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  5. Amen. I doubt that we could imagine what He wants for us in this lifetime. Waiting is, indeed, a challenge sometimes. Doctor's offices or dentist offices are my pet peeves.

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    1. So right Vee....it can be a challenge and sometimes quite lengthy.

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  6. Hurry up and wait....that seems where the Lord has me quite often. Jack's year of unemployment taught us so much, and I certainly don't wish that on anybody. Thanks for the reminder that waiting is usually for our own good. Happy Wednesday, my Friend.

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  7. "Wait" is my word for the year! Waiting seems to be a chore for me...I have patience of a knat, wink (that is the same, right? smiles). Thank you for visiting and nice to meet you. Have a beautiful remainder of a Wednesday.

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    1. Thanks Linda. My word for the new year is Praise.

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  8. That waiting time can also be lesson time. When the situation has resolved itself one way or the other, and I look back, I'm often amazed at how the Lord used that experience to bless me or someone else. Thanks for a great post, Cindy!

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    1. You are right...the waiting can sure be a hard process. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you've enjoyed your vacation.

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  9. Waiting is so hard but patience is certainly a virtue!

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  10. Great post, Cindy! I love the verse from Isaiah too. Have a blessed day!

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  11. A direction predetermined...WoW...that is so convicting! So many times I have given 'it' to God only to take it back because things weren't happening fast enough. I try so hard not to do that...I know His way and His timing is absolutely the BEST way. Why in the world do I try to take control? oops, there's my answer...WORLD You always share a great message, thank you! ((hugs))

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    1. Thanks Miss Mary. You always make my day.

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  12. Hi Cindy, Oh this is so good. Yes, I am among those who get a little impatient with waiting. But I have learned over the years, the answer to some prayers can be life long in the waiting. That is a hard reality, but God can use lots of situation to work out for us before the end result and in his WILL and time. Oh that is hard to do isn't it? It works to build our faith. Although I know HE understands our human wishes and impatience in the meantime.
    Thank you for sharing this special post and reminding us that HE is always and still in control!!
    Have a lovely day! HUGS, cm

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    1. Yes He does always work things out. Of course I am always wanting it to be in my timing too....but praise Him that He knows best!

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  13. Oh, my...this is the first chance I've had to get over to visit you, Cindy, to see your post (as I love to do), and to thank you for your sweet visit and comment to my Baby Love's dance recital tussie mussie. And isn't it just like God to bring me over the very day that I've spent at home, reading and studying this very topic--waiting patiently for His plan to play out, and learning to have the turst and courage to accept His will instead of mine? Your post is one more reinforcement that He wants me to wait! You are blessed to be one of the vehicles He's using to help me! Thank you!! ~Zuni

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  14. "And His reality is always worth the wait"...oh yes, my dear friend, that is SO true! Always worth the wait...always! xo

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on my blog. Have a blessed day!
Hugs and blessings, Cindy