Michele Corgiat
marriage and family therapist
Waiting on God
by Michele Corgiat on December 8th, 2014

I admit...I am not the most patient person in the world.  I struggle with waiting in lines at the grocery store, waiting for the computer to boot up, waiting for my kids to do their chores, but most of all, I have been struggling with waiting on God.  I have found it difficult to stop focusing on my circumstances and to trust that God is going to work it all out.  Just being real here folks!  Maybe that makes me a bad Christian, but I’m thinking that it is just making me a human.  Recently, I have had no choice but to wait.  The circumstance that I found myself in felt as if my back was against a wall.  I had no other choices but to wait on God to show his handwork, grace, and mercies.  I continue to wait.   In the past week, however,  I have witnessed God’s goodness take root in my situation.  

Sometimes we have to pay deep attention to the small details and recognize God’s presence and presents.  I know that He can perform miracles in an instant, but it seems that He favors a slow and consistent approach.  When we allow God to  weave his faithfulness throughout our lives,  the tapestry that he creates in us is a unique combination of His beauty, grace and trust that is longsuffering.

There are side effects of practicing patience.  We are also given the gift of Thanksgiving. The most amazing position we can find ourselves in is one of being thankful.  It is a humble place but not humiliating.  It is a place of graciousness and not shame.  It is a place where we are allowed to recognize what God has done already in our lives and reminds us that he hasn't forgotten about us.  We remain in his hands. 
 
Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. 6Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.…                                
Phillipians 4:5-6


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