Saturday, November 26, 2011

Wait

I ran across this about 2 years ago, 6 years after God prompted us to adopt. It still fits to this day. Still Waiting on Your direction Lord. Through the years I have been watching His plans unfold. Things that weren't possible at the start of this calling are now become clearly possible now. So I wait on His timing, most of the time very painfully I wait, but none the less, it is after all HIS plan! This fits anyone but it spoke volumes to my heart about our adoption journey. For you though, it could be about whatever struggle He is taking you through, just remember He see's the WHOLE picture. This is by Russell Kelfer.

Wait
Desperately, helplessly, longly I cried,
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied.
I plead and I wept for a clue to my fate...
and the Master so gently said, "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 relate,
hangs in the balance and you ask me to wait?
I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign,
Or even a 'no', to which I'll resign.

"You promise, dear Lord, that if I believe,
We need, but ask, and we shall receive.
Lord, I've been asking! I need a reply."

Then quietly, softly I learned of my fate,
as my Master replied again, "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 met 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.

I could give all you see and pleased you would be,
You'd have what you want, but you wouldn't know me.
You'd not know the depth of My love for each saint,
You'd not know the power I give to the faint.

You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You'd not learn to trust by knowing I'm there.
You'd not know the joy of resting in me, 
When darkness and silence are all that you see.

You'd never experience the fullness of love,
When the peace of My Spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give and I save, as 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 ask,
From 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 dearest dreams 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,
That the greatest of gifts is to truly know Me.
And though oft My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still, Wait."


Blessings and Ladybugs :)