Waiting

Waiting is our destiny.
A creature who cannot, by themselves, bring about something.
We wait in darkness for a flame we cannot light;
we wait in fear for a happy ending we cannot write;
we wait for a ‘not yet’ that feels like a ‘not ever’.
Waiting is the hardest work of hope;
 waiting is the land between where things were and where things will be;
 and you don’t get to choose when you get to a waiting room,
but you certainly get to choose how you will respond to waiting.
- Lou Smeads



The Work of God in us while we wait is more important than what we are waiting for




I want to say more, but won't at this moment because i fear that to expound will dilute the potency of these words. Instead I pray that the Spirit will interprete and reveal the depths to all that come across this post.

3 comments:

Kafo said...

Powerful, timely, and God inspired!

It resonates deeply with me, validating my present experience while reminding me that God is far more interested in who I am becoming than a particular end. Love the quote by Lewis Smedes, is this from a particular book?

It also brings to mind a quote from Oswald Chambers "What we see as only the process of reaching a particular end, God sees as the goal itself… It is the process, not the outcome, that is glorifying to God"



Thank you for blessing me

Kafo said...

Waiting is actually a good thing because you know God has nothing but good stuff foryou. It is maintaining purity while waiting that is difficult, in your body and in your mind.

Kafo said...

This is so powerful, waiting is really one of the hardest things to do and it's easier to keep busy by looking for other options. Thank God for his continuous love and grace but most of all, thank God for the gift of a resurrected Christ. Have a blessed Easter weekend