Wait on the Lord

Posted: July 16, 2009 in My Faith

Psalm 27 was huge for me today. I love that passage. I memorized it in college and it has many times been a source of encouragement for me. This week has been a good week in my walk and wrestle with the Lord. We have had some moments. Sometimes things happen that bring up painful memories or dark times in our life. There are ways we can handle these moments for good or bad. Often times I know it’s easy to choose the selfish way out and respond in a way that my flesh would love to do. Other times, when we realize Whose we are and how we were created then we know it’s best to wait. My question is why does waiting seem so hard and many times seem wrong? I think it’s because the very opposite of waiting is moving and trying to work out every situation our self instead of allowing God to do the deep work that is necessary for growth. It’s easy to believe that what we want is the right thing and so often it is wrong, or not the right time. I read a quote from a great speaker and author J.I. Packer today and he states this: “And still He seeks the fellowship of His people, and sends them both joy and sorrow, to detach their hands from the things of this world, to attach those hands to Himself.” Do we ever stop to think that maybe the waiting and even some sorrow may be God wanting to do a deeper work in us than we ever thought possible? I know I keep a grip on things at times that can easily become pride or idolatry, and God needs to keep detaching my hands.

He is jealous for me,
Loves like a hurricane, I am a tree,
Bending beneath the weight of his wind and mercy.
When all of a sudden,
I am unaware of these afflictions eclipsed by glory,
And I realize just how beautiful You are,
And how great Your affections are for me.

And oh, how He loves us so,
Oh how He loves us,
How He loves us all

We are His portion and He is our prize,
Drawn to redemption by the grace in His eyes,
If His grace is an ocean, we’re all sinking.
So Heaven meets earth like an unforeseen kiss,
And my heart turns violently inside of my chest,
I don’t have time to maintain these regrets,
When I think about, the way…
He loves us. – David Crowder

So ends my month long blogging sabbatical. I am diligently praying for my friends going to Romania. Know you are loved.

  1. Sarah says:

    Thanks Dave for the prayers! Have fun picking your butt while we are all gone. Ha ha. Maybe that was too vulgar. I can’t delete it though. Anyway, thanks, really.

  2. amy says:

    I like this.

  3. karlee says:

    One of my all-time favorite songs 🙂

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