Friday, May 15, 2009

Why the Wait...

I heard this morning that there might be a big lay off at my husband's place of work. While I was praying about it and telling God that I do trust Him to take care of us, I started thinking about how He always does what is best for us.

For so long, discipline was what was best for me. I have a very strong will and pretty much will only do what I want. God had to fix my "wanter", as they say. He had to teach me that His ways are best. I am sorry to say, He had to convince me. And it was painful. But He showed me so much mercy and revealed Himself to me and He loved me so faithfully and tenderly and strongly through it all.

I just realized this morning that we have to be prepared for blessings. If he blessed us before He changed us, we would never grow. I have spent years asking Him for things and getting a "No" or a "Not yet". I don't get mad at Him about it, (anymore) but I did wonder what the hold up was. This morning, I realized the hold up is me. I am not ready for all of the things I want. I am not strong enough or trustworthy enough or mature enough. It is God's best for me to make me wait.

I am so thankful He does not give us what we want, but what we need.

Praise You, Lord!


Whitney said...

Amen sister.

Sherri said...

Amen, Amen and AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMEN, that had a southern accent just in case you didn't catch it. I do wonder if the last portion of your entry isn't the same thing that ran across Job's mind as SOME point in all the trials that he went through.

Cyndi said...

Well said! and BTW Psalm 27:13-14
I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

Tawny said...

Thank you for your amens. :)

Cyndi, I think about "in the land of the living" a lot. I love that God WANTS to bless us. :)