Ode to Waiting on the Lord – My Daily Bread!
Today’s reflection is a poem the Lord comforted my heart with and is offered here as encouragement for anyone who is waiting on God for something right now. A dear friend of mine’s stopped by while I as in the midst of a hectic day and her words brought back to mind this poem on waiting on God that I had posted a few months ago. The scriptural context is taken from one of my favorite passages – Psalm 27:13-14 which tell us:
“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!”
Ode to Waiting on the Lord!
I tell myself I will wait on my God and not tire out;
But in the still of the night my restless heart begins to doubt.
It sounds like a hammer, so loud in my chest;
I cannot sleep and certainly my mind cannot rest.
I say ‘what is it Lord’, for I know you are holding me still;
Have I not pleased you with my sacrifices, am I not in your will?
I have laid my prayers before you with many tears and great pain,
But I will not give into Satan who tries to convince me it is all in vain.
Then I thought of the years that Paul waited to be united with Christ;
Of the beatings, and prison and oh, so much strife.
I thought of Abraham waiting for the seed that had been promised;
As he wandered as a stranger for God was faithful and honest.
Then I knew I would trust you to act in your own time and own way;
For my life, my Dear Jesus already did pay.
For you are my shield and my very great reward;
The King of Kings and my Lord of Lords!
For your goodness abounds all around me, in your presence is fullness of joy;
At your right hand are pleasures forevermore!
So I began to slip into sleep, confident as the night stretched into the dawn;
Thanking you Father for the strength and courage to wait, to hang on!
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