Waiting on the Lord

Today at church was the second sunday where instead of a message from our pastor, a few people were called to share ways that they have had to wait on God and how he has deepened their trust and knowledge of him. they have been really encouraging and enjoyable stories.

I’m now finding myself able yo relate to them more than I realized even today. Our home has been on the market since Monday (7 days at this writing) and hasn’t had any activity at all. To make matters worse, there are 8 homes for sale in my subdivision alone.

It’s easy to become discouraged with the situation, especially when I find a house that I like but am unable to have any bargaining power b/c my house isn’t close to selling. Last night I saw a nice home at a very nice price (looks like it was a foreclosure property) and was filled with an insatiable sense of urgency and desire. I told my wife, “I can’t know about these things. When I can’t do anything. It makes me so frustrated.” She replied, “Well, who do you need to be talking to about it?”

Good advice.

This is not to say that the house I like won’t sell while we’re waiting for ours to sell, but it does mean that this is yet another opportunity to grow in my dependence, trust, and knowledge of God.

He is in control of this situation, and even though I wish I could see him a little clearer sometimes, I know that he’s with us and have to trust him. That is how our earliest biblical leaders were taught to live, and it still applies today.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.

Proverbs 3:5-6


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