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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

WAIT



Yesterday we were given more non news. more waiting, another excuse, another date, another reason why our children will remain in an orphanage. Another season will come and go and our children will not be home. But yet everyone says "they will come home we just do not know when" So by faith we wait...





One of my blog buddies and new found friends through this wait has posted this over on her site. Hilary always knows just the right timing to lend support to those who are waiting. Thank you's go out to her, and to her children who pray for our kids every night. http://bringinghomeanara.blogspot.com/2009/05/wait.html





"WAIT"

Author Unknown


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 vie, and please 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 the darkness and silence were all you could see.

You'd never experience the fullness of love

as the peace of My Spirit descends like a dove;

You'd know that I five and I Save, for a start,

but you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

The flow 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 though oft' may My answers seem terribly late,

My most precious answer of all is still,

"Wait."

2 comments:

Lori said...

Bless your heart...I know that waiting is so much easier said than done...keeping you lifted!

Paige said...

Beautiful. Thank you. Just what I needed tonight.