Monday, September 15, 2008

Waiting, Waiting, Waiting.........................................

So this morning around 8:05am I called Williams Elementary School, and the principal was not available so I had to leave a voice mail. On the voice mail she said she would return your call in 24 hours. So now we are playing the waiting game. I am beginning to think after all of this waiting we have been doing that maybe God is trying to teach me patience. If you know me at all, you probably know that I am an immediate results girl. Over the last several months I have not gotten any immediate results when I have wanted them...whether it be Paul getting a job, having a baby, getting to drive, or me getting a job it all comes back to waiting.

This reminds me of a verse...Isaiah 40:31.."but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint." If you notice the first word is 'but'. Right before this Isaiah says in verse 28 "Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; His understanding is unsearchable." In verse 30 it says "Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;".

I looked up the meaning of the phrase "wait for" could also have been translated "hope in", and it means to expect, and then a few words down it said patiently. I think God is telling me to hope in Him, to wait expectantly for Him, to be patient because He won't let me grow weary.

Looks like I have been waiting on the wrong things...I need to be waiting on God.

1 comment:

The Engelhardt 4 said...

YEP...isn't it cool when he just wacks you on the head with what He's been trying to tell you for months? I always enjoy Him wacking me sooner rather than later with what He wants from me!! heehee...Let us know what happens.
love you!!