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May 28, 2022 08:00am
If Only God Would Let Me Take Over
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Life’s Waiting Room. There you sit, waiting. The doctor has been looking at your test results for what seems like an eternity now, and you continue to wait for him to come out and tell you something. Minutes seems like hours, and hours seem like days. You have no idea if everything is ok or if there’s something seriously wrong. The wait is excruciating.
No doubt you have been in that situation, or have been there with someone who has. The waiting is so difficult because you just don’t know what the news will be. In our minds we have two options for the outcome: good or bad. Obviously, good news will be that we are healthy. But the bad news could be that we have some form of illness, possibly cancer or something else very serious. And so you wait, with total uncertainty about your future.
Life is full of waiting, isn’t it? Sometimes we’re waiting for things not quite as serious as a doctor’s prognosis, but it’s waiting nonetheless. I honestly believe that for me, one of the most challenging aspects of my relationship with God, at least in this leg of my journey, is waiting.
You see, I’m a fixer. Once I see a problem or something that’s lacking in some way, I want to remedy it now. And then there are times that I feel a certain peace or solid rock certainty in my heart about something I’ve prayed about, and yet still I continue to wait for Him to move. It’s challenging, I’ll admit. But it’s in those times I have to be reminded of two very important truths: He’s in control, and there’s no bad outcome.
He’s in control, and I can trust Him. No matter what the obstacle or opportunity, He knows what He’s doing. He knows what’s best, and He is working out a plan for my life that only He understands at this point. God is never caught off guard or by surprise. From His angle He can see it all – beginning, middle, and end. And so I can trust Him.
There’s also no bad outcome. God’s own Word says that “God works everything to the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.” How’s that for a dose of good news! No matter what happens, though I may see it as painful or tough, God will turn it around and steer it in the direction of my good, somehow, someway. It all comes down to trust.
So what about you today? Are you in the waiting room of life? Are you begging God for some desire of your heart that you feel like you’ll never be content without? Trust Him . . . and wait. He’s up to something, and when you find out what it is you’ll understand His timing. Now, I’m going to log off and attempt to take my own advice…

That’s just a thought, and I welcome yours.
Until next time,
blake

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