Waiting Upon The Lord

“But why do you call me when you can’t give me my insulin now anyway?” bickered one of the female insulin-dependent diabetics.

“Oh, Ms. R. I don’t know why you keep getting upset when you already know for a while now that our doctor had specifically ordered for nurses not to give your insulin if your food is not there yet in your unit. You know that your insulin works within minutes. We don’t want your blood sugar to bottom out. That’s very risky to give it to you. Yes, we’re doing it now, because all the diabetics come to be tested at this time and yours is not an exception,” I answered.

She went to one of the plastic chairs inside the waiting area and still with a sour face, tried to focus on the morning news being shown from the tv set.

“Just wait…patiently. As soon as I hear that your chow is on its way to your unit, I will give your shot right away and will send you back to your unit, okay?”

Not wanting to smile, she let out a forced, “Thank you, Ma’am”….

This morning, as I was waking up, it seemed as if the Lord was etching the word “wait” in my heart. As I try to gather my thoughts now and as I consult the Lord about this, I found asking myself on “why is it always hard for us to wait?”

Our hearts often always seem to be crying in agony. We feel oppressed. Rejected. Constrained. We yearn for freedom and provision. We pray for miracles and wait. We pray for a spouse, a job, for healing, for wisdom, for ministry and other things. Sometimes, we think the spiritual enemy is tempting us. True at times but sometimes, it may be God testing us for He wants for us to draw nearer to Him.

Waiting is a crucial step. As we face a mountain of trials, our weaknesses emerge. And at this point, our hearts become desperate, our faith is proven and our hope is purified.

Just like that helpless inmate waiting for my “call”, waiting upon the Lord are those times when we have limited or no resources even, no answers, no directions. We are most of the time, confused, poor, broken-hearted and limited. But if we live by confidence with our own sources and abilities, won’t we become self-confident? What glory will it bring to God?

Yes, waiting is hard but in this process, God enables us to depend on Him so that we may know and realize that it’s only Him Who does wonderful things in our lives.

Waiting upon God…Protects us…Deepens our trust in Him…Forces us to seek His ways…Brings Him the most glory…

…“but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31




Let us patiently wait then….But look Who’s been waiting patiently, too for us to draw nearer to Him:

15 comments:

  1. Waiting is so difficult, and as you point out, so necessary. Thank you for this beautiful encouragment.

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  2. Hold on, I have to pick up my jaw from the floor. I'm coming back with my grandkids, that was the absolute BEST illustration of our journey to/away from Jesus I have ever seen. A simple message that even kids will understand.

    Rosel, I pray for the most joy-filled, awesome, glorious Christmas you have ever had!

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  3. Very very good post - you have a talent of putting Christ in perspective that we all can appreciate and understand - wonderful illustration.
    Love to you.
    Kelly

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  4. Amen, such a wonderful post sis. I love you.

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  5. So very true, waiting is a crucial step and often one that we don't want.

    Love the little cartoon...may we all grow patient like Christ!

    Merry Christmas to you, my friend! May you feel His Presence overwhelm you on this Christmas day.

    Shalom,
    Denise

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  6. Amen, when we wait on the Lord , we learn to trust him more . We learn he is never late , he is always right on time , not our time table but his time . Wonderful Post .
    Have a most Blessed Christmas !
    ~Myrna

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  7. Jesus is so patient with us. It is a little thing for Him to ask us to wait, but sooo hard.

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  8. Oh my ... How many times have I been the character in that video -- running on ahead of Jesus? Too many times. And yet He waits stil.

    Great post, friend.

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  9. Rosel, What a great video. It is so true. Thank You again for sharing your heart.

    Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him... Have the best day my friend. Love and Blessings, Audrey

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  10. "Waiting is a crucial step." Statement so very true. I seem to always want to rush the process. Thank you dear for sharing! Blessings.

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  11. Such a cute video, just like us ~ That post was wonderful. You know, we really have to wait patiently in the hospital and trust the Lord. Merry Christmas, sweet friend.

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  12. My only "footprint" today, is to say "Merry Christmas" Rosel, to you and your family, and to your growing family of readers too!

    God bless all of you abundantly!

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  13. waiting is sooo difficult. These last few months I've had to do a lot of waiting and with it...letting go and trusting. I love the post and the crumpled paper and graphics. And I want to wish you the best holiday ever RCUBE. Have a ton of fun. Sarah

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  14. I too have been through the waiting periods . . . but how blessed I am when the wait is over! God is faithful to forever stay with us until the very end and forever more. Just wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas my friend!!! Also the wait is over for the house repairs and God has provided again. The wait is over for happiness God has provided again. To those who wait upon the Lord shall be blessed.
    I love you.
    Bren

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