Some things in life don’t come so easy: the right job, the right place to live, children when you are ready, and even the right person to be with. Waiting is not easy, but it is necessary. Sometimes we can jump the gun and end up getting ourselves into a world of hurt because we find out later that we made the wrong decision. In my own personal long waiting period, I have found contentment and I have found angst, I have found hope and faith, and I have dealt with doubt and disbelief. Isaiah 64:4 says: “Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.” I have learned through all of this that I have changed tremendously in the last several years, and that I still have room to grow. I am learning how to deal with things in my personal luggage that need to be tossed out so that when I move into a new season in my life, I don’t bog down the season with unnecessary weight.
Although waiting is hard, if you can hold on and hold out, it will be so worth it in the end! God is faithful my friend…and if you just open your eyes wide enough to see what He is doing, your faith can be ignited to hold on just a little bit longer. It is not the mountain that you need to be looking at, it is the One who moves mountains that you need to keep your eyes on.
Even saying that, I know times can get hard and we have moments where we feel we just cannot go on any longer! I recently had a moment just like this and I was able to pour my heart out on paper, which I want to share. Maybe it will encourage you if you are in a long season of waiting too. And just remember, HAVE FAITH IN THE WAIT!
I know that You are for me
It seems that I am not for myself
The thoughts I fight with negative at best
Destructive at the worst
Trusting in You is not so easy to do
When trusting is not so easy
Gullible and naïve, I believe the best of these
But Your word is hard for me to come by
Settle it deep in my heart
So in these times when believing is hard
I’ll remember that Your plans for me are pure
Your word will accomplish what it says
Your love for me is strong, Your will for me is sure
Capture my heart, Lord, keep it safe
Let me not give it away until the day You say it is ok
I am weak from waiting, and my heart is weary
Don’t wait too much longer Lord, please come and fulfill me
My spirit is willing but my flesh is weak
Bolster my faith and hold me tight, make me complete…
Written by Jamie Stapleton