Tuesday, October 23, 2012

On Waiting

Waiting is something that most of us don't like to do. It goes against our human nature of "now now now." After we had our miscarriage, I remember hearing this song and just being so moved by the words. I wanted to live out my faith like this song, to worship and trust the Lord regardless of anything, regardless of the fact that I was left waiting...waiting to get pregnant again, waiting for our turn for a baby, waiting for my heart to mend. 

Sometimes God does call us to wait, for reasons that we can't understand, but always for our own good. Instead of getting mad about it or thinking that the Lord isn't doing what is best, how awesome is it to think about waiting and trusting Him through whatever storm He is bringing you through. 


I love the way the song is so honest and true about the whole process, basically saying waiting is hard and it stinks, but I will chose to worship the Lord anyway. Through it all, I will be here waiting, hoping, trusting. And it's certainly not an easy thing to do, but it is a choice. We can choose to have this attitude, even when it's not in our nature. 

I've had a few friends going through some rough patches lately and this song popped back into my head. No matter what God is calling you to wait through, love Him anyway, trust Him anyway. Whether you're waiting for your soul mate, for your turn to have a baby, for a new job, etc...chose to serve Him at all times, through anything and everything, remaining hopeful and patient. He is more than worthy of our complete trust. 


35 comments:

Purposely at Home said...

Thank you so much for this post! Just this week I have been learning about waiting and just yesterday I was telling a good friend of mine how HARD waiting is sometimes! :)

I hope you're having a great week! (And that bump of yours is looking way too cute! :)

Xo
Purposelyathome.blogspot.com

Katie said...

I may or may not be putting this song on repeat today... Just what I need to remember!

Marshall said...

Amen friend!

Jess @ Pretty Physicist said...

Thank you for sharing, friend. Waiting is definitely something I'm bad at ... as you well know. :)

Samantha said...

Amen :)

juliannthetexan said...

Preach it sister!
I've been reading this book by Beth Moore in a bible study with a friend called "Get out of that pit" and in the chapter we just went through she had a very interesting point about waiting on God. She was saying how God is all about relationship and so sometimes our waiting for Him could be because He wants that time with us. Wants for us to spend time consciously making the decision to trust Him and wait on Him, and in those moments leaning on Him for strength to wait and to get through whatever it is.
I had never thought about it that way and it was super interesting to me.

-Juliann

The Heart Of A Woman said...

Megan, you have such a sweet spirit. I love this song too!

Nicole said...

Needed this. I'm going through some really, really hard things with school and because of that I have been begging to move the wedding up... or elope and cancel it all together. Luckily I have a man who isn't afraid to tell me no, and I know it is because I NEED to wait. Even though I would much rather walk through this season with my husband, I have a fiance who loves me and supports me and who wants me to fully trust in Jesus no matter the circumstance. Waiting with joy. That's what I'm working on.

Erin said...

So crazy how God works! I am in a waiting period right now, and had just put up my own post about waiting yesterday! And I even thought of and listened to that exact same song!! You are so right - God is more than worthy of our complete trust! So thankful that He puts people in our path to remind us to wait well!

Erin said...

Fireproof is SUCH an amazing movie! Ohhh my goodness, and that scene and song both make me tear up anytime I hear/see it. Such an AMAZING reminder that God is fully in control and we have to be patient!! :)

C.Curley said...

So true! And I love this song!

Meg O. said...

Never heard this song before. Thank you for sharing! :)

Amanda said...

I love this & needed to read this, this morning. Thank you for sharing your heart & this song :) It means so much. LOVE YOU friend!

Lauren Nicole said...

Waiting, hoping, and trusting are all very difficult to do at times, but just like you said, the Lord will have something that is worth all that wait! He has our best needs at heart!

xo,
oolalalauren.

KRISTIN said...

What a lovely song. I am definitely horrible at the waiting game, I need to remember this!

californiadreamin said...

Thank you so much for sharing this song! It is so hard to wait because we want our plans to work. But HELLO! Its Gods plan that is going to work :) Great post!

Unknown said...

I definitely needed to hear this today. Thank you! I love the Fireproof soundtrack. :-P

P!nky said...

Thank you for the new song.

Waiting is super hard, but God promises it's worth it!

xoxo

Miss Jewells said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Miss Jewells said...

I needed this today, so much! Thank you for sharing!

Lauren said...

great post & great song! that song definitely got me through some tough times while we were in limbo with Hubby's job situation!

Michaela said...

YES. This is so important. A great reminder to me!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Katie said...

I just love all of your posts, and this one is especially uplifting! Thanks girl :)

Anna Catherine said...

Thank you. That just brought tears to my eyes. Sometimes I feel like all I've ever done is wait. Good message, much appreciated!

Sarah said...

I love that song!!! I "claimed" that song while my husband was deployed from 2010-2011. It gave me hope and comfort. And now it's a reminder of how God was faithful to me through that difficult time.

Katie said...

Loved and can relate to this post! That song is one of my favorites, too. Isn't it awesome when God gives you the perfect message like that?

Jenny Strickland said...

Wow! This is just what I needed today!!! Thank you for posting this!

Emily grapes said...

Such a great song! We all know I'm waiting..and waiting, but I know God's doing what He needs right now to get everything in order so it'll be fantastic when the time comes!

Meghan said...

Love this song! Such a great reminder!

Aimee R. said...

Love this post. I worked in DC for a year. It was a bittersweet year of my life and this song was close to my heart during that time :))

Traci said...

Patience isn't a strong point for me. I'm working on it everyday though!

Ross said...

Wow! You reduced me to a bumbling mess with this post. For whatever reason I've been waiting for six years to be healed of this disease. I know though that God has his reasons for when that is to happen. It can be hard but I stand in faith that He will take care of my ever need along the way!

Ashley said...

Thanks for this reminder, Meg! Love that song and def needed to hear this today :-)

Amy said...

Thank you so much for this post :) I'm a bit late, I know. But I'm working on trying to be patient with the Lord when it comes to meeting a husband, and it's hard!! I feel like at times I just want to jump in and make the decisions myself, but I know it'll pay off to wait for Him to show me the way to the right person. Thanks for the encouragement :)