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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Waiting For Something Beautiful

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. Psalm 27:14

Waiting.

I honestly hate that word.

Waiting means being patient.

Waiting means having trust.

Waiting means having self-control.

All three of these things are extremely difficult to obtain--especially being patient. I have little or no patience. I want what I want when I want it--not a minute too late.

Yet waiting is an inevitable part of life. Obviously, everyone learns from a young age that no-one gets what they want when they want it.

I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1
What if I'm waiting for Something beautiful?

What if I'm waiting for God's touch on my life?

What if I'm waiting for a sign that He's working in and through me?
This is my desire
Consume me like a fire
Cause I just want
Something beautiful to touch me
I know that I'm in reach
I am down on my knees
And waiting for
Something beautiful
-Needtobreathe, "Something Beautiful"
I can't help but feeling...slighted. I have been waiting so long for a sign, for a visitation, for a miracle, for something, something that would chase away my doubts of God's reality.

In the midst of agonizing in self-pity and despair that I would never free myself of my nagging doubts, I realized that I was limiting God.

I was limiting Him.
Then the devil took Jesus to the holy city and had Him stand on the highest point of the temple. "If you are the Son of God," he said, "throw yourself down. For it is written:

" 'He will command His angels concerning You,

and they will lift You up in their hands,

so that You will not strike Your foot against a stone.'"

Jesus answered him, "It is also written: 'Do not put the Lord your God to the test.'"

Matthew 4:5-7
I was limiting God, making Him a little box inside my head.

I was changing Something Beautiful into something ordinary and distant.
But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn’t happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently. Romans 8:25
I had enough arrogance to think that God was not listening, that He wasn't thinking.

Me.

I cannot even begin to comprehend His plans.

And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into his plans. Romans 8:28
God is speaking.

Am I listening?
If God is on our side, who can ever be against us? Romans 8:31

8 replies:

Jordyn said...

Hmm... well, I've already told you how immensly I enjoyed this. :) Ah, you're amazing, no doubt about it. See you on Friday!!!

Jordyn

Hannah said...

Love it--very true. :)

Love,
Hannah

Forgiven said...

That was awesome, LOVED it. I'm the admin/writer for Never Alone (www.neveraloneblog.blogspot.com) I'd love to share this if you'd be okay with it. Or I could set it up for you to publish it sometime...

That'd be really great!!! Thanks so much.

~Forgiven

Araken said...

Very insightful. I find that patience does not coming from looking for patience, but from looking for a purpose.

Forgiven said...

Thanks so much! I'm featuring it on Fridays devotional! Make sure to check it out :D

Marissa said...

Wow. I LOVED this. Its SOOOOOO true! I really enjoyed this post Bekah =D

(btw I'm pretty sure the Barlow girls have a song called something beautiful... but I could be wrong. )

Love ya!
--Marissa

Stephani said...

It's nice to meet you. I'm blessed to have found your blog. Those that read your blog might find themselves amazed at your faith, insight, and gift with words, simply because you are 12. I have to say I'm amazed, just simply amazed regardless of your age. A heart poured out before God will be filled with all of the treausres of heaven. I think this is what has happened to you and now you are pouring yourself into the lives of others. You are blessed to be a blessed, thanks for blessing! I know I'll find inspiration here.

Far From Perfect said...

This is beautiful! I have another post a lot like this on the front of my blog..... Isn't God amazing? Here's that post: generationstandup.blogspot.com

May the LORD bless you!

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