Sunday, July 17, 2011

Waiting on God

We're still waiting to hear about Ryan's latest interview. They said they would either call or send a letter in the mail (if it was a no). Every day there is a bit of dread when we get the mail. For six days no letter came. But neither did a call, so at this point we're anticipating a letter. It's the waiting that's always the hardest. Once we get the news (good or bad) we can take the next step. We can move on.

But the waiting. Oh the waiting.

"Waiting on God isn't about the suspension of meaning and purpose. It's part of the meaning and purpose that God has brought into my life.  Waiting on God isn't to be viewed as an obstruction in the way of the plan. Waiting is an essential part of the plan. For the child of God, waiting isn't simply about what I'll receive at the end of my wait. No, waiting is much more purposeful, efficient, and practical than that. Waiting is fundamentally about what I'll become as I wait.  God is using the wait to do in and through me exactly what He's promised. Through the wait He's changing me. By means of the wait He's altering the fabric of my thoughts and desires. Through the wait He's causing me to see and experience new things about Him and His kingdom. And all of this sharpens me, enabling me to be a more useful tool in His redemptive hands."  Paul Tripp

2 comments:

JellyBelly said...

Continued prayers for you in this time of waiting!

WoRds/WoNDer said...

Thank you so much for sharing about your waiting journey, Stacy. As difficult & frustrating & painful as it is, it is such an encouragement to hear how you wait well. Your post today with the quote reminds me that we have a choice in our waiting...to do it well or to waste it. Because we're always waiting for something, right? Waiting for the child to sleep through the night, waiting to be done with grad school, waiting for a friend's heart to be changed...and the list goes on. Thank you. Please know, with all that said, ya'll have been close to our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.