Our women's ministry is currently in the middle of Esther by Beth Moore. I can't tell you how much I love this study. As the weeks progress, it has only gotten better. This week tops it all. If I have ever needed a word from the Lord, then it was now, and it was this! Get your pen!!
Though it linger, wait for it; it will certainly come and will not delay.
Oh, how my heart needed to hear that promise, first and foremost.
But the TRUTH behind what her whole talk today was this: We will lose our strength when we wait on _________ (fill in the blank for yourself), but we will renew our strength when we wait on the Lord.
For me, for us, our blank is our baby. To say we are waiting would be an understatement. Although we have not waited long compared to many people, not to mention we already have two blessings with us, we truly felt that this was a God thing and that because we were so willing to step out in faith, that there would be no waiting. But there is.
And you know what? It's good. I'm okay with waiting, I am. I'm just not good at it. Patience does not come naturally to me, but I must say I am working on it--with the Lord's grace. We only want what is best for our family and for this child. Truly. So, why was I so anxious and trying so hard to DO when I should just relax and stop and wait on the Lord, not on my child. Wait on the Lord renews my strength. I am excited for that burden to be completely lifted from me. Because I have been zapped waiting (thinking I could actually do something) about getting a baby here sooner.
Today's lesson was all about time. When time is so different on God's left arm than mine, why would I choose to want to be zapped of my strength. I know there is another (maybe more) Berg out there, and somewhere written in the pages of his/her life we get to meet. Not only will our paths cross, but they will unite, forever. We'll be completed all the more as a family, and I CAN wait for God's best. I am so thankful that I serve such a loving, compassionate, all-knowing God.
So, I am not anxious about the wait for our child. I am still thrilled to be on the journey, but it's better now. God has ever so graciously been giving us (me) his sweet gestures to not lose hope in the journey all along, just as I needed them. I am so thankful for this one.
So, as we wait on the Lord for our precious new addition, we wait with open arms, open hearts, and renewed strength. Thank you Lord.
And there is a song that I just love out called While I'm Waiting by Josh Waller...listen if you'd like!