New Living Translation (NLT)
Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”
So how hard is it to wait?
Have you ever had to wait for a long time for something? We waited in prayer for each child. Sierra was a year and a half. She prayed for a sister and that was about 5 months. Tekoa prayed for Inara and that was a year and 2 days. We are praying for our house to sell and it has been less than 4 months! Waiting!
We have been asking God in the ups and downs of our wait, what He is doing… What are we waiting for? Why are we still waiting? When are you going to answer?
I was awakened early by someone blowing smelly morning breath in my face. The words came out so sweetly but I wish it was an hour later! 🙂 “Good morning mommy. How was your sleep?” I said, “Good morning dear. I wish it was longer.” She climbed into bed with us and snuggled down near us and was still.
That is where God wants us! He wants us cuddled up next to Him on the park bench. Snuggled up in His arms. Or if you are from the south and are dating or married and own a truck, you gotta get REAL close on that bench seat. 🙂 He has us in the palm of His hand and He knows what tomorrow will hold. Though we, in our minds full of doubt cannot begin to grasp His reasons, they are there. WE don’t need to know what He is thinking until it is time. We need to ” Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”
Maybe He wants to see how well we trust. Maybe He wants to use you as an example to others to show reliance on the One who provides according to His riches? Maybe He just wants to snuggle with you!
We need to be in that place today where we are close to our Heavenly Father. Trusting. Being brave and courageous. Finally being patient. Easy to say but hard to do.
So snuggle on up friends. God is waiting to hold you!