Every so often, the Lord reminds me of a message I wrote almost a year ago now, entitled: Enjoying Your Life While You Wait.
And as I sit here today, the message is still as relevant to me as it was a year ago.
Oh, it's not as much of a revelation. I mean, the Lord has been reminding me of it, periodically, for the last year. And before that, He was whispering it to my heart.
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And it's not as much of a struggle. Overall, I enjoy my life quite a bit.
But there are aspects. And there are areas. And there are moments.
Moments when I'm tempted to, instead of choosing joy in the waiting, to choose self-pity.
Moments when I'm tempted to, instead of choosing faith in the waiting, to choose hopelessness.
But God, my loving Father. He's so gracious! So gracious!
In the midst of the temptation, He always gives a way out!
A portion of Scripture brought back to my memory at just the right time. A reminder of words and truths He has spoken into my heart and over my life. A nudge to contact a friend and ask for help.
All different ways that He reminds me:
You're not alone, My child. You're not alone.
I see you. I hear you. I love you.
I am acting on your behalf.
I am working in you and through you.
Yes, it may take awhile. But you don't need to be frustrated and you don't need to worry or fret.
I am the One who takes care of you.
I am the One who meets your needs.
I am the One.
And I know He speaks the same truths over you!
No matter where you are.
No matter why you are waiting or what you are waiting for.
Your Daddy loves you! Your Papa is crazy about you!
And He sees you.
You're not alone and you're not forgotten.
He sees you. He hears you. And He is with you. Right here. Right now. In your waiting.
But they that wait upon the Lord
shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 KJV
She gave this name to the Lord who spoke to her: "You are the God who sees me." from Genesis 16:13
And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue His work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns. Philippians 1:6 NLT