Monday, December 30, 2013

Waiting to be Lifted

"I waited patiently for the Lord; He turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; He set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand"
 ~ Psalm 40: 1-2

What is easier to lift?   A child squirming, and fussing - or a child sitting patiently with arms lifted to you?

The second one, right?

But me... I'm not so good at the "waited patiently" part.

I try to wait on the Lord.  I try to trust.  To pray.  To believe.



But I still find myself trying to go my own way.  To handle things my own way.  To do my own thing.

When all I really have to do is wait patiently and cry out to the Lord.  He will hear me and show me the way.  He will lift me and give me a firm place to stand.

If only I can learn to wait patiently for His will and His way.  Not mine.

3 comments:

  1. You just described me perfectly. I am His squirmy child who needs to learn to be still and wait patiently for my Father.

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  2. Oh, this so applies to me, too!! Thanks for the reminder that there's joy to be found in waiting!!!

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    1. Seems to apply to many of us! I guess it shows we are all just works in progress. Happy New Year!

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