And today, God shared a message with me. It's as if He dropped a little love note right out of the sky. It came through our guest pastor at church and it came through this scripture:
Why do you say, O Jacob, and speak, O Israel, 'My way is hidden from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God'? Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for 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.
What has gripped at my hear the most, is that He doesn't leave me alone when He says wait. It doesn't mean He's not working. It doesn't mean He's not answering prayers. In the middle of waiting (on what seems like so many things and answers right now), He is working fiercely on my heart. It's not easy. And to be honest, it's not the way I want it. But it's what's best. It's not all about me. And whether I like it or not, God knows just what He's doing when He calls me to wait on Him. He knows it's not in my nature. He knows He has to hold tight to me. And He knows He's not finished with me. So now, I wait. And oddly enough....I'm full of joy doing it.
How do you practice patience? What is God teaching you about waiting on Him?