Waiting on the Lord

eventsCalendar_1050x575Waiting is really not my thing.  At our local grocery store, I’ll walk all the way across the front of the store looking for the shortest wait – and hopefully find a line with no waiting.  Amusement parks aren’t fun because there is too much waiting.  Waiting in traffic is frustrating.  After all, I’ve got things to do, places to go and people to see!

Recently, I’ve been feeling frustrated while I wait for doctor’s appointments, test to be approved by the insurance company, approved tests to be scheduled, and more waiting for the next testing appointment available.  Well, I’m still waiting.  The Lord gave me this verse a few days ago and I’ve been meditating on it since.

Isaiah 40:31 “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

One of the things the Lord has been teaching me during these health struggles is to put aside all of my agendas, and even my desire to be productive and efficient – and simply wait for Him with a trusting heart.  In my present weakness, I’m discovering His strength in new ways.  More than He needs me to be productive and efficient, He desires me to be present; to hear His voice and know – experientially – His heart beating love for me.

While I’m learning to go a little slower and more deliberately, I’m also learning He is my strength and will accomplish His good will and purposes for my life.  In my dependence I full expect to experience His super natural working.  By His power and for His glory I will not faint!  He’s a good, good Father!