Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

[He gives strength to the weary]

 

July 10, 2019

Physically, I’ve hit another rough patch, but by the time anyone reads this piece it will be old news. (I’m way ahead on my writing, though from time to time I do throw something very current into the mix.) If I say yesterday, I mean yesterday.

Hopeful and Praising

Though I’m physically exhausted, mentally I’m hopeful. I’ll get back up. For a while there I was struggling to hang on. I was sure that I was beat, but my God is so amazing. He means what He says. He does what He says He will do.

So I’m learning to rest in Jesus’ care, and He’s renewing my strength. Some days, like today, this lesson is very literal. I’m forced to physically rest as I tap out my thoughts.

Thankful and Grateful

This isn’t a complaint.  No way! My body is beat, but my heart is happy.  I’m thankful that I’m not depressed. I had some anxiety and jitters last night, but that was last night. Joy comes in the morning, right? His mercies are new every morning too.

So I’m rejoicing that God is taking care of every need.  I’m grateful that I have a Father in heaven who watches over me.

Peaceful

I don’t know what He has planned for Andrew and I, but the picture is always so much bigger than our own little world. Amazingly, I’m feeling peaceful even though our Summer has seen many grey days, and I haven’t gotten out into the sunshine as often as I’d like.

Wonderstruck

For days I’d been watching something dart across the back yard as the evening light began to fade. I kept catching it in my peripheral vision.  It was too fast to get a good glimpse of, but my guess was that I was seeing a dragonfly. When I caught sight of it during the day, sure enough it was a stealthy and speedy dragonfly.

dragonfly-531586_1920(Both pics come from Pixabay.com)

“Later in its life the insect goes through a remarkable transformation from a water-breathing creature (with gills) into the beautifully coloured air-breathing dragonfly with which we are familiar. If it were held under water in the adult stage it would drown.” Creation.com

God leads us through deep waters when it’s needed (Isaiah 43:2), and He holds back the waters when it’s necessary. (Job 12:15-17Exodus 14:21He’s very wise to do so.

Believing

I still believe that good things come to those who wait. This isn’t just a wise saying. It’s Scriptural, and it’s true if who you wait upon is the Lord. (Isaiah 40:31)  What does it mean to wait upon the Lord? It means we trust God, we depend on Him, we put our hope in Jesus and abide in Him. 

“Sometimes when you’re going somewhere and you wait, a somewhere comes to you.” –Winnie the Pooh/Christopher Robin

“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.” –Isaiah 40:29-31

As for the devil, well, as Toby Mac puts it, “Hey, devil, go on, get your junk outta here. I don’t need you.  So move on!” (Ephesians 6:10)

If you’re interested in reading more from this series all posts can be found here .  And the post that explains why I started “Captain’s Blog” can be found right here —> Flying Lessons

 

 

 

21 Thoughts

  1. God wants us to wait not just for what He had prepared for us. Waiting changes us; it hones us to become worthy of the realization of His promise. Thank you for this inspiring post, Tina. God bless you and your whole family!

  2. I felt like I was taking a sneak peek into your journal – I loved it lol. My takeaway “God leads us through deep waters when it’s needed, and He holds back the waters when it’s necessary. He’s very wise to do so.” Didn’t know that about the dragonfly either – reminds me of the metamorphosis of this 🐛

    1. Well, it sort of is a journal. I categorize my “Flying Lessons” under the heading “Captains blog” with Star Trek’s captain’s log in mind. I was always a big fan of Captain Picard. I like the idea of recording what I’ve learned on the journey. My “Flying Lessons” started because I didn’t feel like I was “soaring” I needed God to renew that strength. I’m getting there. My “wings” are getting stronger.

      Thanks for the comment. 😊 I’m glad that you enjoyed the peek into my journal. I guess I’m also learning to be an open book.😀

      1. Ah!
        It’s good to record our lessons, we get to go back and see where we’ve been and where we now are. I’ve been told too that the faintest ink is better than the best memory 😉

        I recall Yahweh telling the children of Israel to write certain key moments down for their children and their children’s children and for us, to see what has been done for them etc.

        Continue learning vulnerability, I’m also in the same process too. 🤗

      2. Yes! Absolutely! I just heard a sermon in which that was mentioned, and I smiled at my husband because everytime God shows me something important I’m off to write it down! Lol. When the Spirit moves, He moves me to move. 😀

      3. Hehe. 😊 Yep. If there’s one thing I was definitely born for, it’s to share what I’ve learned and know. I can’t not do it. I can’t stay silent. God’s kid speaks. 😊

  3. I love Toby Mac. Yes, psalm 40 comes to mind too. I just shared it on my FB yesterday. I love the Winnie the pooh quote….so good. 💖 Thank you dear Tina!💖🤗💖🤗

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