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Seasons of Waiting

“We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His Holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in You.” ~ Psalm 33:20-22 (NIV)

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of snow and -30 degree weather. I’m ready for spring! I’m ready for sunshine, new life, and green things! Isn’t it interesting how the seasonal shifts often reflect the longings in our own hearts? Maybe you long for healing or reconciliation, maybe it’s to see God move in vibrant ways in your ministry, or maybe you desire new life in a certain relationship. Whatever it is, waiting for things to change is tough, and placing hope in God for it can be even more challenging.

As the temperatures begin to rise and new life stirs underground, what goes on in your heart as you wait and anticipate the coming of this metaphorical spring in your life or ministry? Do you feel apprehensive to let yourself hope again? Do you fear the change that new life may bring? Would you rather retreat into a warm blanket, seeking the comfort of seasons past?

I believe the LORD wants to teach us new ways to receive from Him as we wait for the seasons to shift. I believe He really does come with a peace that surpasses all understanding, and a hope that outlasts this lifetime and it’s circumstances. But are we willing to take the risk in asking? I wonder what He might reveal to you if you asked what He has for you to receive as you wait?

Yours,
Donna Mitchell – National Director

2019-03-05T20:07:20+00:00March 5th, 2019|Devotionals, Our Blog|2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Ruth March 7, 2019 at 10:12 pm - Reply

    Very hard for me to wait. I am waiting for affordable housing right now and it’s very hard to trust in God that He will provide me a place to live

  2. Donna Mitchell March 11, 2019 at 3:19 pm - Reply

    Ruth, I can only imagine how difficult it is to wait not knowing how things will turn out. Really there are no words. Praying the Lord will provide and in the midst show you He is trustworthy. He is always faithful. As I was praying for you and asking the Lord to care for your needs, Jesus’ words in Luke 12:6,7 came to mind. “What is the price of five sparrows – two copper coins? Yet God does not forget a single one of them. And the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are more valuable to God than a whole flock of sparrows.” Praying…

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