Friday, July 13, 2012

Waiting in Faith

This pretty much sums up what I'm feeling today. 
He isn't silent in this adoption thing, and for that I'm so thankful. 
He's taught me two things this week:
1. This is what faith is!! If what I desired, what I truly feel that He has commanded me to desire, came immediately, I wouldn't need faith. My faith is strengthened in this waiting. Because the doubts do come--it is very tempting to start thinking, "Is this really what we're supposed to be doing?" when nothing is happening. 
2. If He were turned away from us (another doubt I'm tempted to feel) than life wouldn't be just missing something--it would be terrible. My reading was at the beginning of Ezekiel today, and basically I got the message: Here's what happens when the I AM is mad--there's no food, no clothes, no home, no joy at all. And in this horrible message that Ezekiel was told to give the doomed Israelites, I actually hear GOOD NEWS: He is with me. {Please don't read that there is necessarily a direct correlation between bad things happening and God's wrath! It's more about the fact that God's presence brings peace and joy.} 
"Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials.
Hold on; hold fast; hold out.  Patience is genius."
Comte de Buffon

1 comment:

  1. True wise words! Waiting isn't easy, but as you said, waiting grows our faith! I found you on the TGIF linky. I hope you will visit my blog also. I'm the one with the frog!