My last post was about trusting God in the waiting. I hope you had a chance to read it and if not you can read here, Trusting in the Waiting.
What were the words you filled your blank with?
I believe the journey of trusting the Lord can be the hardest, yet most rewarding, adventure we can ever be on. We have identified our word(s). We have made the choice to trust. So, what comes next?
I can get so caught up in the wait. I can take so many things personally and then mentally spiral. I can make a list of things that are unfair, let God in on it, and then give him some of my advice on how he should be doing what I am waiting on. The words, “Any time now God, that will be great!” have come out of my mouth more times than I can count.
Surely, I’m not the only one who has done all of this!
So, now what? Get your frustrations out. Let your requests be made known to God (Phil. 4:6). And reflect. Reflect on all the good he has done. Dig deep. Make a list of every single way he has been faithful in your life. Write it all down and put it in a place you can reference when you need the beautiful reminder.
Put one foot in front of the other. Find a Bible verse that speaks to your soul, a quote that sparks joy in you, life giving music, or a relatable podcast. Choose something wholesome that speaks to you on a daily basis.
The enemy wants to fill us with lies and have us believe them. He doesn’t want us believing God is faithful, our good Shepherd or our comforter. He wants us believing that God has forgotten about us.
The wait can be grueling at times. Lonely, numbing and exhausting. But even though it’s hard, it doesn’t mean that God isn’t there. And it most definitely doesn’t mean that the enemy is winning.
So, make your list. How has God been faithful in the past? What have you trusted him with before that you have seen him complete? Do you believe he can do it again?
I’ll leave you with this verse. Keep it in your arsenal of truths. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” Philippians 4:6-8