May 24, 2011


we have a few big decisions to make in the coming days (or weeks, or months). as with any big decision that looms ahead, i can tend to get anxious about waiting, deciding & pretty much every other detail surrounding, as the days wear on. i am not a particularly patient person, & over these last few months, it is this quality (or lack there of) has been put to the test more times than not.

i know that we are not an anomaly in having to face big decisions. everyone has times in his or her life where they encounter having to make life-changing decisions, & are put to the test to have faith in the midst of the trial. this is helpful to remember--that it is just a part of life--and when we're through it & on the other side, we will be better for it.

i read this today, & was encouraged. if anyone out there is having difficulty waiting for answers to their situation, i hope it does the same for you.
'The plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations' (ps. 33:11). But we must be prepared to wait on God's timing. His timing is precise, for he does things 'at the every time' he has set. It is not for us to know his timing, and in face we cannot know it--we must wait for it.
Some things cannot be accomplished in a day. Even God does not make a glorious sunset in a moment. For several days he gathers the mist with which to build his beautiful palaces in the western sky.

Some glorious morn--but when? Ah, who will say?
The steepest mountain will become a plain,
And the parched land be satisfied with rain.
The gates of brass all broken; iron bars,
Transfigured, for a ladder to the stars.
Rough places plain, and crooked ways all straight,
for his who with a patient heart can wait.
These things will be on God's appointed day:
It may not be tomorrow--yet it may.

-Streams in the Desert

so, we must take heart, & rest in this truth. today.

1 comment:

hey, friend! thanks for your comment--so glad you're here!