Beth at Simply Beth invites us to hone in on three simple words on Wednesday. I vacillated between two different sets of three-word-phrases but they intermingle so well especially at this point in my life.
Just days ago I scribbled these three words in my notebook—WAIT ON GOD. As I walked that morning there was more dialogue about waiting on God, I didn’t understand this need of God to bang me upside the head with these words. Because it feels as if I have been waiting in a particular area for a looonngggg time. Right when I thought the script of my life was about to hit fast forward, He clicked it on pause and I have been hanging out in the wait zone for months that has turned into over a year now.
Some days I take the waiting in stride but other days I find myself anxiety-riddled and frustrated in the throes of singing my favorite Davidic song of “how long oh Lord” all the while contemplate if I really heard God in the first place. ( I’m just being honest here….sometimes I ponder within myself did I miss God on this one.) Have you ever found yourself in that place?
Wanting to give up but feeling that you just can’t.
Although I know the definition of the word, I still took a moment to look up it’s definition. According to Merriam-Webster online dictionary, wait is a transitive verb which means to stay in place in expectation of. Another definition describes it as to remain inactive or in a state of repose, as until something expected happens.
So what does waiting have to do with the three words: Trust in God, you ask? To stay in a state of inactivity and rest until something happens takes trust.
Yesterday my life took an unexpected turn that takes me even farther away from the thing I have been waiting in expectation. But even through the midst of tears and heartache, I hear the whispers of trust in God. I hear this scripture ringing in my spirit:
They that hope in God will not be disappointed (Wanda’s paraphrase)
So even when I can not foresee all the pieces coming together yet will I trust in God.