I haven’t felt much like writing this past week. As a church, St. A’s is about to enter an exciting new phase. But the problem with that is that we are ABOUT to enter that new phase. Right now, it’s kind of a lot of ‘hurry up and wait.’
I have a friend going through that on a much more personal level as she waits for test results which will determine the course of her life over the next several months.
It occurs to me that waiting is the worst. Really. I say all the time: I can deal with anything once it’s on the table. But I will just about lose my mind waiting for it to be PUT ON the table.
A friend reminded me today of the promise found in 1 Peter 5:7:
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
It’s wonderful advice, and I’d stake my life on the truth of this Scripture. But man, it is hard for me to actually DO. I know better. I KNOW better than to spend my time in worry. I know God’s got my back. He’s proved it to me over and over. And yet…
And yet, I find myself worrying and trying to solve problems that haven’t even fully arisen yet. In a strange way – I am thankful for that. Because it reminds me how desperately I need a Savior. And the wonderful, overwhelming, beautiful, transformational truth is that God has already provided one.
6 thoughts on “The waiting…”
Great message, and excited about June 24th!
Great message once again Rebekah. I do so enjoy reading your insights! They are so real! Thank you!
Thanks Dave – I appreciate the encouragement. It really does keep me writing!
I don’t wait well either…I know God has it all in hand, but so want to just read the last paragraph of the story. But – when the waiting is over, and I’ve been faithful in that season, He reveals a plan so much better than I could have imagined for myself. So, my friend – “let not your heart be troubled”, and know that because you are part of His great story…it will be just as He has planned!
A good reminder, Diana. Thanks for taking the time to comment – really looking forward to dinner in July!