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So here we are again . .
in the waiting . . pushed back from what appeared to be a golden open door of opportunity . . an opportunity that would restore provision, purpose . . and most importantly, a place called “home”.
“Home-less” has many uneasy edges . . as though one were suspended between two ledges on a narrow bridge, smack in the middle of a “life timeout” that you can’t control . . but one you know has been going on . . not for weeks or months, but for years . . season after season . . of knocking, seeking, asking, begging God for breakthrough . . while in the waiting.
Expectations can get so easily derailed . . they did for Mary after Lazarus passed . . they did for Jairus after his daughter “fell asleep” due to a “delayed” Jesus . . they did for a disheartened band of disciples whose Savior and Lord laid cold in a borrowed tomb.
A friend asks this question:
“So what are you going to do?” . . another asks “What is your plan?” . . another questions “Where will you go?”.
Fear is only a breath away from swallowing every last ounce of peace . . the Enemy dumps accusation and doubt in our mind that God can’t be trusted . . that things are over . . which in a strange way reassures us that in fact the opposite is true.
For we serve a God Who is over the very thing that appears to be over in our moment of grief, anguish, loss, despair . . even in the oh so prolonged waiting.
David knew all about feeling stuck “in the waiting”, yet he reassured his heart with these words, “Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life” (Psalm 23:6)
This same David provides us with the answer for those who are in the waiting, “Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.” (Psalm 34:8)
And again, it is this David who not only calls out God-chasers like you and I to trust in God’s goodness and mercy, but to give thanks to Him in the darkest and lowest of moments, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:1)
We serve a God Who is over
the very thing that appears to be over
– David “JB” Miller
So on this day . .
while we are held once again . . in the waiting . . we are reminded by a raised Lazarus, a lifeless little girl who stood tall again and by One who is The Resurrection and the Life and spoke these words “Peace be with you” (Luke 24:35) . . that our risen Jesus is over all that appears to be over . . and that He will make a way . . when there seems to be none.
What will I do? What will we do? . . by His grace and strength, “Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise – the fruit of lips that openly profess his name.” (Hebrews 13:15)
This is my broken heart’s desire and offering while I am here . . in the waiting.
“Yes I Will” by Vertical Worship
I count on one thing
The same God who never fails
Will not fail me now
You won’t fail me now
In the waiting
The same God who’s never late Is working all things out
You’re working all things out
Yes I will lift You high In the lowest valley
Yes I will bless Your name
Yes I will sing for joy
When my heart is heavy
All my days
Yes I will I choose to praise
To glorify, glorify
The name of all names
That nothing can stand against
How is God encouraging you today?