Waiting on God

Psalm 27:13-14, "I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the LORD.

"Wait" Author Unknown, from our website.

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried
Quietly, patiently, lovingly God replied.
I pled 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, 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 would never know Me.
You would not know the depth of My love for a Saint;
You'd not know the power that 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
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'."

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