Tuesday, August 7, 2012


Behind my house sits a quiet lagoon that is full of wild life.  I enjoy sitting on my back porch watching the Egrets fly over, frogs croaking and fish jumping.  It’s become an outdoor sanctuary with God for me.   I’ve missed this place since we moved and it is so good to have my tamien( Greek word meaning secret place-Matthew 6: 6) back again.

For the past couple of months, I’ve noticed a young boy who is about 12 years old fishing daily.  In fact, he’s out there several times a day for long hours at a time. I’ve seen him catch a few fish and some turtles too.  However, what strikes me the most about this young man is his tenacity to wait on his catch!  He never seems to grow impatient or bored.  He just sits day after, hour by hour and minute my minute waiting for something exciting to jump his line. Mostly, I’ve noticed he does it with such joy in his heart as if there was nothing more important to him.

I smile when I think about this because it reminds me of how I should be with God.  Like this young man, I too, need to be just as tenacious in my waiting on the Lord to complete great things in my life.  Just like this young man, I should know that without a shadow of a doubt something good is going to come in my waiting or if you will, jump on my line if I throw my prayer line out there! 

 Watching him these past weeks has really been a joy and a  great reminder that waiting on God is sometimes challenging , but that the hope of Him meeting me in that place far outweighs anything my flesh could endure.

As I close, I’m reminded of Psalm 130:

Waiting For the LORD Brings Redemption

1Out of the depths have I cried unto you, O LORD.
2Lord, hear my voice: let your ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
3If you, LORD, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?
4But there is forgiveness with you, that you may be feared.
5I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.
6My soul waits for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.
7Let Israel hope in the LORD: for with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is abundant redemption.
8And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

What is it that you are waiting on God for today? Finances? A renewed marriage or relationship? Healing or a new promotion?  Do you find yourself patiently and joyfully anticipating His answer to your need or are you weary in your wait?  I pray that your wait is one of great anticipation as Hope does not disappoint. Wait on Him today with a newness that makes you persevere to things you never dreamed of. Hope compels us to persevere for the things of God--  He’s SO worth the wait!

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