Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Waiting

My family thinks I am so intelligent. Boy do I have them fooled! HA! I learn by doing. Trial and error. Although most of the time it is by error. Learning how to blog has been fun and exasperating. There are so many things you can do on a blog, but you don’t want to put too much on it as well. Decisions, decisions….what do I do.

The Lord brings to my Isaiah 40:31 "But those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint." The word “wait” pops out at me. This is a word that many of us do not like. Especially men, but we won’t go there. The past six years the Lord has been teaching me (I’m s slow learner) the meaning of wait. Let’s look at the definition of “wait” from dictionary.com: to remain inactive; to be available or in readiness; to remain neglected for a time; to postpone or delay; to look forward eagerly. All of those have applied to me. Living with chronic illness is a waiting game. We wait to find out what’s wrong with us. We wait for medicines to take affect (if there are medicines for your illness). Our mind at times may be willing but our bodies are not. When we are home-bound we find that though we are available for others to call or visit, we find ourselves being neglected by well meaning friends who don’t want to overburden us. We wait for healing as the Lord says “not now”. But the meaning I love the most is “to look forward eagerly”. In this verse we are to look forward eagerly and we will find new strength; we will run and not grow weary; we will walk and not faint! For me that will be a glorious day! To have a day that I won’t grow weary and to walk without hurting or wear out would be an occasion for celebration. Until then I am to wait eagerly. In the mean time I daily ask the Lord for His strength to carry me on. For it is His strength that keeps me going from day to day. Praise the Lord!

So it is with this blog. I am to wait…look forward eagerly for what the Lord wants from this blog. I tend to go overboard and try to do everything at once. Instead, I will take it one day at a time and add to the blog as He directs. So I wait…

2 comments:

Marsha said...

Great post, sis. Unfortunately, all too often when I wait it looks more like "looking foward with great impatience".:(
But I'm working on it.

Denise said...

Waiting on the Lord is a good thing, bless you.