Sometimes, all you can do in the wait is worship.
I am so thankful for my best friends today. I was awaiting some test results (i have some inflammation in some joints not going away) and instead of hiding myself away (my usual for things that concern me directly) I asked God to help keep my mind focused on something else instead.
Impromptu coffee with 3 girlfriends before my appointment helped, as did reading through the Psalms this morning.
Sometimes all you can do in the wait is worship….
I have several friends seeking answers and direction right now. We all tend to have a question or two we want God to answer, right?
Sometimes God says no because He doesn’t want us to go through that door, because He knows the damage we could encounter on the other side.
Sometimes God seems silent, because we really haven’t asked Him the real question on our hearts, because we are afraid He won’t love us anymore.
Sometimes God seems distant, because we withdraw inside ourselves from believing the blessings He has are really for us, because if God really knew us, He wouldn’t want us any longer.
Sometimes God says yes, and confirms yes in a miraculous amazing way that dumbfounds us until we cannot contain the joy within any longer.
But sometimes God doesn’t appear to answer, because His answer is to wait. Not yet.
And its the not as clearly answered times, the feeling like we are in a drought, or on our own, where the secret to maintaining our hope becomes more evident.
It is in worshipping Him where we can rest in the waiting.
The laying it all down before Him, our hopes, dream, questions, wounds, hurts, brokenness, questions…. is an act of worship.
Giving our all to the One who deserves our attention 24/7, 365 days a year because of who He is, let alone what He has done for His people over the centuries, and what He will do into eternity.
Worship in the waiting opens our eyes to see who He really is, opens our ears to hear His quiet loving voice, opens our minds to sense His leading, and opens our hearts to receive His love.
Sometimes our waiting is designed to reach us, change us in a deeper fashion than a quick yes or straight no can.
Because sometimes we aren’t yet ready to hear the answer, let alone accept it.
When we draw near to God in worship, He equips us for what we need, right now, for what we are dealing with right now.
Sometimes His Presence is more than enough to help us through.
Today, God clearly demonstrated that although I had some test results come back, I need to wait until the next assessment coming up for more clarity.
And He has given me a peace beyond what I expected, as I keep my eyes fixed on Him on this path.
Whatever His timing, I choose to place my hope in knowing He has the best in store for me no matter what I see.
In a new way today, I found hope in His Presence.