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Good Gifts

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights and whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. James 1:17 God is a giver. He gives life, love, grace, salvation. He gave Himself. As I give, it is given to me. Given in good measure. Pressed down, shaken together, running over. Gifts given to serve one another. Given to glorify the giver. Seed supplier. Light of life. Child of God.…

Psalm 13

[bctt tweet="Without the dark, we'd never see stars." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever? This night is long. I keep waiting for you to show up, do something, rescue me. I pray and wait, try to have faith…but I can’t see or hear You. How long will You hide your face from me? It feels like You’ve abandoned me. I know Your Word says You never leave but I feel so alone. How long must I…

Losing Control

In those days Israel had no king; all the people did whatever seemed right in their own eyes. Judges 17:6 NLT There is nothing harder than prayer met with silence. A quiet stillness. Prayer without discernable answer. I wait a bit longer. Pray some more. Fine. I guess I have to figure it out and decide. Obviously, God is sleeping. Obviously, He doesn’t hear or understand I need to make a decision. Make a move. In my mind, there’s no…

Be Still

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! Psalm 37:7 ESV It feels like nothing’s happening. I pray and wait. He fights for me.   [bctt tweet="The Lord fights for me - I only have to be silent; be still." username="Liz_Petruzzi"] His plans and timing are perfect. I wait in anticipation and silence. I wait and wonder. He works.…

How Long?

How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will You hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and day after day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? Look on me and answer, Lord my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death, and my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall. But I…

Desert Dwelling

“Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” --C.S. Lewis Sometimes the night feels endless. I pray, surrender, yet painful circumstances remain. Life’s hardships and difficulties often stretch long and wide with no relief in sight – like a desert. There’s someone I love who is wounded, hurt, bleeding. The wounds cause lashing out and harsh responses. It’s a difficult situation. I wait, praying for change. Relationship is impossible; loving them for now means distance. I must step away…

Faithful God

I’m the difficult place of now and not yet - I need to know God is active even in my waiting. The pause is painful. God, are you there?   Idling in neutral, I wonder if I am forgotten. Forsaken. The names of God reveal His character and who He is. He never fails or falters. El is the simple form of Elohim – another name used for God in the Bible, showing up about 200 times in the Old…

Bad Waiter

I’m really bad at waiting - or rather, I hate to wait. I’m a bad wait-er. I’m a foot tapping, sighing, “oh my gosh, I’m going to die here” wait-er. When I was a kid, the worst possible answer was, “let me think about it” followed by the equally disturbing, “I’ll talk to your father." Every kid knows it's the answer that is no answer. In my faith walk, I’m starting to realize waiting has purpose. [bctt tweet="God isn't a…