Wednesday, January 5, 2011

While I'm Waiting....

Today has been a day of "Ah-ha" moments for me.  When I have moments like these I picture God giving a deep sigh of relief and a breathless "Finally".  I admit, I am sometimes very slow to "get the picture".   This makes me so very thankful that my God is a patient God, never throwing in the towel on me while He is waiting on my moments.

I had mentioned in my first blog that we are waiting for God to move, which is true, but it became very clear to me today that what we are waiting for is so very small in scale.  Especially when compared to a fellow mom I know who waited for brain surgery a few weeks ago to remove a tumor and then continued waiting to find out if it was cancerous.  And the mother; whose unborn twins have developed a syndrome that is causing heart problems; who was waiting to reach the 26th week in utero so that she would no longer have to decide the fate of her babies if this disorder forced them to be born way too early. 

We are waiting on a permanent address, a house, a yard, the right school district for our son!!  A little perspective please, Summer!!  Either of these two awesome women would trade places with me in a second, and I know that.  I am ashamed for any amount of pouting and pity I have harbored in our waiting game.   However, every life is a story and every story has pages.  We are all at the mercy of the Great Story Teller.  When it is HIS time and when all the circumstances are lined up for HIS glory; that sweet swishing sound of your page being turned will fill your heart!  And the next chapter He has written will be so much better than if you had written it yourself.

One of my favorite songs came on the radio today on my way back from PreK pick-up, "While I'm Waiting" by John Waller.  It's featured in the movie Fireproof (I highly recommend this movie if you have not seen it~there's a message for all of us).  Anyway, the chorus of the song says:

"I will move ahead, bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience
While I'm waiting
I will serve You
While I'm waiting
I will worship
While I'm waiting
I will not faint
I'll be running the race
Even while I wait"

Waiting doesn't have to be a waste of our time, but a time of reflection, refreshing, and refocusing.  A verse that's speaking to me right now is
Philippians 2:13 ~ For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. 
Even if it's not something you want to do or feel equipped to do, HE is working IN you!  While you're waiting why not just let HIM work?

By the way,
Jenny did reach 26 weeks with her twins, but has other mountains to climb just making sure they arrive safely and that the complications will not be too severe.  Please pray for her!

Kim is recovering from her surgery and her "tumor" turned out to be non cancerous scar tissue!  What a blessing in that.  However, she is still recovering from brain surgery and has two preschoolers at home with whom she would love to share endless energy and laughter, but her brain is still very sleepy.  Pray for Kim's healing to be complete and her energy to grow each day.

Here's the thing; these women are merely acquaintances of mine.  I haven't spent time with them or even enjoyed play dates with them, but GOD has used their stories to give perspective to mine.  What is He showing you?


  1. This hits home with me! I could not have said it any better. In my waiting for a house, I have come to learn that I need God to use me no matter where I'm living. Apartment or house doesn't matter. What matters is how have I allowed God to use me today! Some things have been stirring in my heart...and I actually posted on my blog about it yesterday:) Thanks for sharing your heart and being so transparent!

  2. When I have moments like these I picture God giving a deep sigh of relief and a breathless "Finally".
    so well said, my friend.

  3. Fun to see that you've entered the blogging world Summer! It's fun. ;)