last week at my Beth Moore “Esther” study she gave a pretty powerful ending to her lesson about waiting. It’s been on my heart for over a week! She said “Never in our wait is God inactive”! Did you read that? God is NEVER inactive. even in our wait. He’s working even if you can’t see it. She also says, “our strength will be depleted when we wait on an EVENT. But when we wait on the LORD our strength will be renewed [ Isaiah 40:31]” did you read that? how often do we wait for an EVENT? [an adoption, a baby, a promotion, etc]? I know I am guilty of doing that. So the encouragement and reminder to WAIT ON THE LORD hit home for me. She said “the longer we wait, the more we are to renew our strength”! amen to that!
And the Lord answered me:
“Write the vision;
make it plain on tablets,
so he may run who reads it.
3 For still the vision awaits its appointed time;
it hastens to the end—it will not lie.
If it seems slow, wait for it;
it will surely come; it will not delay.
on another note….
my gal Stephanie over at Give1Save1 did a post last week about “adoption soundtrack” and it reminded me to make a list of all my “adoption” songs that really helped get me though some of those tough times.
others on my list:
Bring Our Children Home//by Cindy Foote
Amos Story//by Aaron Ivey
Shake it Off//yes, by Florence and the Machines
I will Wait//Mumford + Sons
God of the Impossible//Antioch live
God of Angel Armies//Chris Tomlin
God is Able//Hillsong Live
All Things New//Brett Younker
Find You on My Knees//Kari Jobe
recent fave….that got me all choked up at church thinking about orphans everywhere…
Who You Are//Passion, White Flag