Lately it seems that I am spending more time waiting than doing. Being in this place, the place of waiting on an unknown outcome and not knowing if or when it will be revealed, means that I have had to learn to be content with just living out today and not looking too closely at tomorrow. It's hard and it really has tested me on where I am placing my trust, is it with the God I have committed myself to as a follower? Or is it all about me and my plans and my desires?
Last night I stumbled upon a familiar passage of scripture but read it in an unfamiliar translation:
Isaiah 40:27 (the message)
"Why would you ever complain, O Jacob,or, whine, Israel, saying,“God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”?
Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening?
God doesn’t come and go. God lasts.
He’s Creator of all you can see or imagine. He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. And he knows everything, inside and out.
He energizes those who get tired, gives fresh strength to dropouts. For even young people tire and drop out, young folk in their prime stumble and fall.
But those who wait upon God get fresh strength. They spread their wings and soar like eagles,
They run and don’t get tired, they walk and don’t lag behind."
So once again I'm surrendering today and tomorrow to the God who knows everything inside out. And today I'm starting to once again feel wind beneath my wings as I remember who He is and how His plans are always worth waiting for.