Friday, June 22, 2007


"Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord!" Psalm 27:14

"Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass." Psalm 37:7

"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." Isaiah 40:31

Are you waiting on the Lord for anything in your life right now? Do you find it difficult to wait? I'm waiting right now, trying to have the patience to allow God to unfold the path in front of me instead of leaping onto the path of my own choosing.

Its in regards to me working...or not working. I don't have any contentment just 'being at home' but there are many things I could be doing from here. I just don't know which way to follow yet. And financially, more is needed from me so that the entire burden of our lives isn't placed on my husband & his business.

So I wait but I'm not sure what I'm waiting for.

I have been offered jobs that I have turned down. I have applied for jobs that have already been filled. I have done some photography. I have queried some writing articles. I have taken some leisure time. I have spent hours on the computer researching ideas. I have wasted time. I have used time wisely. I have spent more time with my husband...but he has spent more hours working. I have tried to balance the day. I am hungry. I am weary. I have eaten. I have napped. I have exercised early. I have slept in later.

And I still wait. And I will continue to wait, to watch & to research. I will try to have the patience to trust that God knows what He is doing.


  1. He knows dear Becky. He knows... I'm waiting on many things in my life, especially in regards to some medical/developmental issues involving my youngest son. It's been years... sometimes I feel like I'm grasping at the wind, but then I remember where my feet are planted: On the Rock of Christ. He always makes a way because He is The Way.

    Blessings my sister! You're in my prayers.

  2. Its funny. Something happened to me the other day on the subject on waiting.

    I ran into a gentleman I hadn't seen for 12 years at the store--Bed, Bath, and Beyond. I was there to buy a foam pad for my son who is sleeping in our back yard for awhile. We said our hellos, and the conversation immediately turned to spiritual things.

    He said (out of the blue) "That verse in Isaiah (40:31) It says 'but those that wait on the Lord shall renew their strength...'
    Notice that it says 'those that wait ON THE LORD'. There is a difference between waiting...and WAITING ON THE LORD."

    What he said stuck with me all day. As I'm waiting for the Lord to move in the life of my son.

    I'll be praying for you (and me) we wait "on the Lord".

    Ooops. One more thing...What is waiting ON THE LORD? I think one needs to define that for themselves, but I know a large part of it is staying in the Word daily and taking time to pray...and being open to ALL potential scenarios.

  3. I have done my fair share of waiting on the Lord also. Last year when I decided to go back to work after being off for nine months I went on countless interviews. I had a lot of doors shut. I also turned down some jobs I was offered. I was getting very discouraged and also very afraid to tell anyone I interviewed with about my back injury. I was afraid that would be the reason someone would not hire me. They always wanted to know why I had been off work for so long. But God knew exactly where I needed to work. And when I interviewed with the company I work for now I did not tell them about my injury.(Eventually they found out about though) And they hired me the next day. Now that I am working just in the pool as needed it is allowing me to be able to go on my mission trips. So I think God had this all planned out for me. Even when I tried to quit and they asked me to stay and go to the pool. I work when I want really. So if I need a week off it is not an issue.
    So I know God has a plan for you. And He knows exactly where you need to be at the right time.Your in my prayers.
    Oh I love the picture of the turtles waiting on the log!

  4. Ahhh and its so hard not to 'hurry up and wait' - its so hard to 'relax and wait' ... but if we truly truly TRUST - what holds us back from relaxing in it? I think it's very human, as your finances grow thin, that you begin to squirm... but think on this. What if... what if you were both working, and something happened that your L. could not work - and disability did not come thru ... would you not, without hesitation, fill the gap as best you could? Would you desire him to simply appreciate you at this time? And if worst comes to worst, there's SOMETHING out there for a month or two... let me pray w/ you for patience, my Becks. Don't allow this situation to rob you of the small joys you can experience NOW before you get another job...

  5. God sets everything right in time and season .. Thanks for the blog.. Waiting builds patience and perserverance all essential in character building My brother and I went through many hurdles in job, house, his marriage , family etc ..there were no instantaneous solutions but slowly everything was turning around to something splendorous .. now he has a good job, house,car, loving family ,,but most importantly God allowed emotional healing and change in community attitudes .. all takes time and prayer..but in all instances His grace was sufficient,,even the hard times

  6. Thank you fore the encouragement.Yes I am waiting on the Lord for answers to prayer nad His intervention.

    I love the turtles

  7. Just love those turtles!
    "Waiting" is somehow easier when it isn't being done alone!