Sunday, January 3, 2010

Day 3 Journal the Journey - The Way Will Open

Isaiah 40:31 "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength."

Be not afraid, God will help you wait patiently.

We are all waiting for something aren't we? I'm patiently waiting to see my first book Caregivers' Devotions to Go in print. Sometimes it is a difficult wait but I'm reminded that God will help me wait. His timing is perfect and He knows the day it needs to be completed.

I've been waiting on the Lord for nineteen years to know and understand if His plan is to heal my son Gabe's unusually formed body. I hear stories of incredible healings happening all over the world and I wonder as I wait if God's plan is for Gabe to hear without hearing aids and walk with straight legs and reach with long arms. In my waiting I have learned to trust that God is in control and He will open the way. I gladly accept His plan - whatever it is.

Many people all over the world are waiting and wondering if they will be the next person laid off at work. Thousands wait in unemployment lines each day. Others wait by the phone for a call regarding a job possiblity. When you trust that God will open the way the wait is easy.

My niece Katy is waiting patiently counting the days until her February wedding. Shannon and Trisha are both waiting the birth of new babies. Allyson is planning and waiting for her October wedding. These are exciting waiting times with anticipation of new love and new life. Trust in God's sovereignty over their lives makes the wait full of peace.

Many are waiting for an answer to a long ago prayer wondering if God heard. He did. He hears. He loves. He helps. He fights. He wins. He has a plan. We must gladly accept the plan and wait - because the way WILL open.

What are you waiting for?

1 comment:

Violet said...

Hi Gigi, I ordered that devotional/journal. It sounds really good! I love reading your words of encouragement, trust, and hope.
You are a treasure!!! Love, Violet