God waits for us..

Throughout the years that I have been writing on this blog.. the theme of waiting has emerged over and over again. Waiting is difficult and we struggle with it as we move through this life. This morning I sensed the Lord showing me that He waits for us more than we realize.

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Since He has a plan for our lives that is better than anything we could dream up or imagine..He has to wait for us to be willing to follow Him. We have our own plans and dreams and it is difficult for us to surrender those to Him. After all.. our plans will bring us happiness and security. We imagine ourselves with the things that will fulfill us and take away the emptiness. God is after more than that.

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He imagines us whole and filled with joy.. He sees us as complete and fulfilled in Him. We look everywhere else..afraid that He is not going to be there for us.. that He may fail us or forget us. He waits patiently as we try to make our dreams come true. He watches us and cares for us as we resist His plan. He allows us to suffer and struggle.. knowing that eventually we will turn to Him.

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He sees us.. He knows us.. He is with us and He is for us. We are His. He is the good shepherd who tenderly cares for each of his sheep. He seeks us when we are lost and cares for us when we are wounded. He waits for us to follow Him to safety. He leads us to green pastures and still waters. His love for us is unfailing and everlasting. He pursues us..holding out His Hands and asking us to trust Him in all things.. will we trust Him with hearts? Will we follow Him when the path is not clear.. and all we can see is the next step? He is waiting..

“And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you…” ( Isaiah 30:18 KJV)

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8 thoughts on “God waits for us..

  1. Thanks Merrill.. it was so helpful to me to realize this.. we can end up getting the wrong idea when things drag on and we wonder where He is.. love you.. Alicia

  2. Wow this is lovely! Today was a rare day of feeling very down over some personal challenges within our church (sigh, isn’t there always someone who believes they are smarter than God?) Anyway, your post brightened my day and put my life into perspective – reminding me that God is in control and His army is bigger than this troublemaker’s army. 🙂 Blessings,

    • So glad that it was encouraging to you Ellie. I always hope that God will use these posts to bring hope to others. Thank you for commenting. Blessings.. Alicia

  3. Alicia, your words, “He waits for us more than we realize” has me pondering now about my own reluctance to start a particular project. Thank you for motivating me to listen more in my waiting, instead of whining. Lovely scenes you’ve shared with us too–how could I ever doubt His plans are beautiful?
    Blessings ~ Wendy

  4. Hi Wendy.. I have the exact same situation in my life.. a project I started several years ago and I now believe that He is waiting for me to finish it:) I also feel like I spend too much time complaining instead of using the time to seek His presence and direction.. Yes.. He has only good things for us. ( Romans 8:28)
    Blessings.. Alicia

  5. This is a timely word of wisdom for me as I have been seeking the Lord about whether it is time to fulfill my lifelong dream of being a published novelist. I have started a self-publishing process, but I want to make sure this is God’s dream too. I love the verse you shared. Thank you.

    • Hi Teresa.. I understand your struggle. I have been working on a book for years now and it is only very recently that I have decided it is God’s plan for me to finish. I want to encourage you to pursue your dream knowing that God has put in in your heart. Remember the verse from Psalm 37..”Delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” I am certain He put that desire in your heart and that means it is all good. I would love to read your book when it is finished.. please let me know!

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