Fearfully Waiting

I wanted so desperately to grab my children and run. Angry threats continued as he cocked the revolver and raised it to his head. I turned to move away. He slowly began counting then yelled, “walk out of that door, and I’m pulling the trigger.” In horror and disbelief I froze. My soul silently screamed, for God to give me the courage to run. God lovingly answered, “Fear not, simply wait.”

God knew this was not the time to act. He was already at work preparing the perfect time and means of escape. He knew how desperately this man needed help. He was clearly aware of all circumstances leading up to this point. Nothing was hidden from His eyes. In fact, even as everything fell horribly apart and went terribly wrong, He was already lovingly filtering the broken pieces through His hands.

I would love to say that my faith was so strong that I unwaveringly waited humbly in prayer, but I was not there at that time. What I can say is that I knew His voice when I so clearly heard it that awful day, and I knew I had reached the end of myself. So I waited. I fearfully waited.

I do not know what you may be facing that is creating a time of fearful waiting in your life. It could be a troubled marriage. It could be a health issue. It could be a child on the brink of destruction. It could be a loved one serving in the military. It could be a legal battle or financial crisis. Whatever your situation, I am here to testify and to encourage you to know that God is faithful. You can rest assured that your Heavenly Father is lovingly waiting to give you the wisdom, courage, and comfort you so desperately need. Simply cry out to Him as you fearfully wait.

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalms 27:14

“He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you.” Psalm 91:4-8

1 Comments ↓

One Comment on “Fearfully Waiting”

  1. Laruspress October 23, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    Thank you, too, for following me at http://lifefromthelighthouse.wordpress.com
    Every blessing as we share ministry through our creative words.

Please feel free to leave a comment or prayer request.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


Hold to the Road

Where raising boys is one adventure after another

Dugans InCahoots

It's a beautiful mess

rootedandreachingdotcom

Rooted in the Word, Reaching for the World

wrongwithlife

The immeasurable terrors of her mind...

joeseeberblog

This WordPress.com site is the cat’s pajamas

Disciples Perspective

Join the Conversation. Prepare for the Confrontation.

Secrets of Happiness

Your Spiritual Guidance

lifefromthelighthouse

Sharing what I learn from God, when I manage to listen

cinderellascorner

A fine WordPress.com site

Weekly Art Assignment

Encouragement for God's Ladies in Waiting of all Ages at all Stages

Pittypat's Reborn Nursery

Encouragement for God's Ladies in Waiting of all Ages at all Stages

RAMSAY GRACE

Encouragement for God's Ladies in Waiting of all Ages at all Stages

awake my soul

you're my beloved, my kin, no more a slave

That Twenty Something

Navigating the journey through life as a college drop out, missionary, sojourner, and woman in her twenties

%d bloggers like this: