Waiting for Answers

Waiting is one of the hardest things that any of us has to endure. We are right now kind of people. We want things to happen this month, this week, this day, this hour, this minute, or this second. We want clear answers to our prayers when we want them. Sometimes we get in a hurry, and we beg God to show us what His answer is going to be.

Well, more times than not, it just doesn’t work that way. God has taught me and is continuing to teach me over and over again that He does not get in a hurry. He is a God of order. He answers prayers on His timetable. He is never early. He is never late. He is always right on time.

God needs us to stay humble. He needs to be in control of our story. The only way that He can be in complete control is if we trust Him.  If we truly let go and let God, we have to trust His timing. As hard as it may be, we have to stop trying to work out the details. We have to be in prayer. We have to seek His will and not ours. We have to be completely content with God’s timetable and His answers. That’s the only way to let God write our story. It’s the best way to live.

So many times, I strive to make things happen. I strive to make things happen this instance. But God always stops me. He reminds me that my constant organization of certain events is not the answer. He shows me that when I get in the middle, I only make things worse for myself and all of those involved. He reminds me that He loves me and His best is the only thing that I need. He reminds me that His timetable is so much better than mine. He reminds me that His thoughts are greater than my thoughts. His Word whispers that He will show me great and mighty things. It is up to me to stay in His will. It is up to me to walk by faith not by sight. It is up to me to pray and not worry. It is up to me to rest in the fact that God does all things for His honor and glory.

Each and every time my sweet husband sees me striving to figure out all of the details, he gently nudges me to let it go. He smiles and tells me to sit back and watch God work. He reassures me that God will make His will completely clear if I just trust Him and believe in His promises. I am so thankful that I have a husband to go to for godly counsel.

What are you striving for today? Let’s stop striving. Let’s stop the worrying and let’s just be in constant prayer. Let’s stop missing what is going on right in front of us. Let’s live in the now and stop boasting of tomorrow. Are you with me on this? We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Let’s let go and let God.


-The pictures in this post are from our recent trip to Bald Head Island. Thanks Mom and Ken for allowing us to take this wonderful trip. It was so nice to sit on the beach and pray for God’s will. The worrying and striving always seem to return when I fall back into my daily routine. But, these pictures are here to remind me that God’s got this! He’s in control.

2 Corinthians 5:7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight)

“The Glorious Unfolding”

By: Steven Curtis Chapman

Lay your head down tonight
Take a rest from the fight

Don’t try to figure it out

Just listen to what I’m whispering to your heart

‘Cause I know this is not anything like you thought the story of your life was gonna be

And it feels like the end has started closing in on you

But it’s just not true

There’s so much of the story that’s still yet to unfold

And this is going to be a glorious unfolding
Just you wait and see and you will be amazed

You’ve just got to believe the story is so far from over

So hold on to every promise God has made to us

And watch this glorious unfolding
God’s plan from the start
For this world and your heart has been to show His glory and His grace

Forever revealing the depth and the beauty of His unfailing Love

And the story has only begun

And this is going to be a glorious unfolding

Just you wait and see and you will be amazed

We’ve just got to believe the story is so far from over

So hold on to every promise God has made to us

And watch this glorious unfolding
We were made to run through fields of forever singing songs to our Savior and King

So let us remember this life we’re living is just the beginning of the beginning of this glorious unfolding

We will watch and see and we will be amazed

If we just keep on believing the story is so far from over

And hold on to every promise God has made to us

We’ll see the glorious unfolding

– This song has helped me the past month or so. It is a great reminder that we cannot see the big picture, but God can! And, when it all unfolds, it is going to a glorious unfolding!!

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