Friday, May 8, 2009

In The Waiting

Ever thought that God might be sending some of our LifeTremors? If He’s not sending them, He’s certainly allowing them in our lives. Ever thought that when we cry out for the trial to end, God might be saying “Wait! This can be the best thing that’s ever happened to you if you let me work through it.”

I feel like this might be happening right now in my life. Seeing God’s hand in my LifeTremor is difficult. My judgment is clouded by the pain. My mind cries out for relief. But, God just might be up to something incredible. Will I let Him complete His work, or will I simply want the pain to end? Am I so concerned about the end result that I miss what He's doing right now?

Oh how I want lives to be transformed -- including mine. I want this LifeTremor to have purpose – to result in something so good that one day I will say “It was worth it!” Will I be still enough and wait for that to happen?

I listened to music on my IPOD yesterday as I went for another long walk. The cd was by a husband/wife group called Providence ( The song was called “In the Waiting” by Dave Clark, Don Koch, Gregory Long.

Here are the lyrics; I can’t say it any better . . .

The gift nobody longs for, still it comes
And somehow leaves us stronger
When it's gone away
I try and pray for Your will to be done
But I confess it's never fast enough for me
It seems the hardest part is waiting on You
When what I really want
Is just to see Your hand move
I want a peace beyond my understanding
I want to feel it fall like rain
In the middle of my hurting
I want to feel Your arms as they surround me
And let me know that it's okay
To be here in this place
Resting in the peace that only comes
In the waiting
Time to let it go and just believe
Trusting in what no one else but You can see
Freedom from the fears that close me in
When I can't get beyond where I have been, but then
The silence doesn't mean that I'm alone
As long as I can hear
That I am still Your own

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