You'd Think I'd Get It By Now

Wait patiently for the Lord.  Psalm 27:14 (NLT)

Last night I had a dream. I dreamt that I was supposed to stand up in front of people and say something about my experience with God. I prayed and prayed and asked God what he wanted me to say but the answer never came.

In my dream, I was stressed and worried. I kept trying to figure out what God wanted. Sounds like a nightmare doesn't it? The clock was slowly clicking down and pretty soon it was my turn. When I stood up, I knew exactly what to say. It was all there, clear as a bell.

When I woke up, today's text was in my head. It reminded me of two things. One, to wait on the Lord doesn't mean to stand around and do nothing. It means to continue to seek him and listen to what he has to say. Two, it also means not to stress about what you are waiting for. While you are seeking God, stop worrying.

God always shows up. He may do it in the last second before you need it but he always shows up. Maybe that's where the word patiently comes in. This seems to be the same lesson I have to learn over and over again. Wait and trust. Trust and wait. Somewhere along the way I forget and have to relearn it.

The amazing lesson I've learning in all this trusting and waiting? That when God does show up, his plan was better than mine. He works everything out according to his divine purpose and that nothing, absolutely nothing, is impossible.