WAIT AND TRUST
How can we learn to wait and trust in the faithfulness of God? One way is to spend time with God in prayer, taking time to be still.
Come, Lord Jesus: The Weight of Waiting is an Advent book written by Kris Camealy. Her words invite us to think about what it means to wait, and to focus on the faithfulness of God. The readings start on December 1, beginning each chapter with a portion of Scripture. Each reading has a different theme and includes a question for reflection and a prayer.
The reflection question for Day 1 is: How am I wanting to see God move today? I’ll share my answer at the end of the post.
I did a lot of pondering on the question and began writing a poem. Then more reflection while wandering around outside and partly in the woods. The air was crisp and a bit breezy but oh so refreshing. Whenever I am down, just spending time outside always lifts my spirits.
There were still some flowers blooming on my porch and in the garden.
After walking a bit I went on the porch to ride the exercise bike, and this was my view.
As I reflected on the beauty, I was thankful for God’s provision. There was no need for me to be anxious, because He knows what is best. I need to learn to trust more. When I went back inside I worked more on the poem. After a break to fix and eat supper I was able to finish it.
GOD’S LIGHT BREAKS THROUGH
My heart is stubborn, weak and selfish,
in need of healing
I hold on to past hurts looking for
someone or something to blame
Discontentment reigns as I focus on
problems instead of solutions
Stress takes its toll causing
shoulder pain and stiffness
I long for a closer walk with God
yet I put off prayer time
A few words of Scripture read at night
are often easily forgotten
Why do I carry these burdens?
Where can I find peace and contentment?
Who can pierce the thickness of my heart?
God, with His Light of Truth
breaks through the gloom
as love like a rushing stream pours in
opening wide my heart
filling it with abundant mercy
forgiveness and healing
I loosen my grip relinquishing my hold
Stress levels decrease, my body relaxes
Chaos gradually gives way to peace and joy
Grace will sustain me wherever I go
My mouth overflows with praise to God
sharing His love in words, photos and art
Now as promised I’ll answer this question. How am I wanting to see God move today?
I want Him to pierce my stubborn heart so that I am free of the burdens that are not mine to carry, so I can better be a channel of His love to my family, friends, acquaintances and even strangers.
I would also ask myself if I’m willing to wait for His leading and not rush ahead in my own strength. Will I wait and trust in God and His faithfulness?
What about you? How do you want to see God move today? Are you willing to wait on Him?