“Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.
He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense. I shall not be greatly moved.”
I love this verse because it hurts so good. How I long to be able to claim that I will not be greatly moved, as I patiently wait for the Lord. The reality is me thrashing around like a two year old throwing a fit, as I demand that the Lord hurry up and deliver me. Though I do think I have gotten better at waiting as I have gotten older ( my mama always said practice makes perfect) I still find myself looking for a shortcut around the suffering and trials the Lord puts in my path. I often feel like God has His hand over situations in my life holding off the next move just to teach me how to wait patiently, to be content and prayerful. Poor Jake and the kids are just along for the ride on my journey of sanctification! Seriously though, even as I am frustrated about things not moving at the speed I desire I can see the work that is being done on me while the Lord is keeping me in this trial. I can, if somewhat grudgingly, acknowledge the refining that takes place when God tells me, “Just wait. Just trust Me.”
So today, I work on my patience. Instead of wasting time dreaming about what’s coming I am going to look for ways to be content right here, right now. And, let’s be honest, here is a pretty sweet place to be.
-From the trenches
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