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Wait.. Why?

6 Oct

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, i cried:
quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
I plead and i wept for a clue to my fate,
and the Master so gently said,
“Child, you must wait.”

“Wait? You say, wait!” my indignant reply.
“Lord, I need answers. I need to know why!
Is Your hand shortened? Or have You not heard?
By faith, I have asked, and am claiming Your word.

My future and all to which I can relate
hangs in the balance, and You tell me to WAIT?
I’m needing a “yes”, a go-ahead sign,
or even a “no” to which I can resign.

And Lord, You promised that if we believe,
we need but to ask and we shall receive.
And Lord, I’ve been asking, and this is my cry:
“I’m weary of asking! I need a reply!”

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate
as my Master replied once again, “You must wait.”
So, I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut
and grumbled to God, “So, I’m waiting… For what?”

He seemed then, to kneel
and His eyes wept with mine,
and He tenderly said, “I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens, and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead, and cause mountains to run.

All you seek, I could give, and pleased you would be.
You would have what you want –
but you wouldn’t know Me.
You’d not know the depth of My love for each saint;
You’d not know the power I give to the faint;

You’d not learn to see through the clouds of despair;
you’d not learn to trust just by knowing I’m there;
you’d not know the joy of resting in Me;
when darkness and silence were all you could see.

You’d never experience that fullness of love
as the peace of My Spirit descends like a dove;
you’d know that I give and I save, for a start,
but you’d not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

The glow of my comfort late into the night,
the faith that I give when you walk without sight,
the depth that’s beyond getting just what you asked
of an infinite God, who makes what you have last.

You’d never know, should your pain quickly flee,
what it means that, “My grace is sufficient for thee.”
Yes, your dreams for your loved one
overnight would come true, but, oh, the loss if I lost what I’m doing in you!

So, be silent, My child, and in time you will see
that the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me.
And thought oft’ may My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still, “Wait.”

SOURCE: Emotional Purity by Heather Arnel Paulsen


God got this.

17 Sep

God got this.Last Saturday while I was trying to finish the first chapter of my thesis, my laptop kept on hanging. I was getting frustrated for I had a lot to finish. I thank God for the reminder.

The Bible said not to be anxious about anything but pray about everything. So I prayed for my laptop, my work and my day. The laptop kept on hanging that day but my mind was at peace, knowing that God is with me and He got all of these in His hands.

The Best is Yet to Come

21 Jul

Have you ever felt your life is like a roller coaster? or like the lifeline on monitors in hospitals that goes up and down, up and down?

One moment, you’re encouraged and fueled by God’s Word. You feel and know God loves you so much and you just want to go tell that to the world. You go on encouraging other people and wonder why they live so dejected and defeated when there’s a God out there who loves them.You can’t help it.  Then, suddenly, you feel like you’re the worst person there is or everything feels like falling apart and nothing’s going your way.

In those times, it is good to be reminded God is still with us. No matter where we are. No matter how low we fall. No matter how bad things are going. He’s there all the time. He encompass everything and He governs all.  Life may go up and down. It’s certain to give us bad times, disappointments and failures but worry is optional. No matter what we do and no matter how much we hate it, life will plunge us down.You may feel good for a day or so but when disappointments and longing come, remember that the best is yet to come. We will never be completely happy here because we’re not yet home. The hope is we