In The Waiting

“A season of waiting brings out what we believe” – Truth to Table

Reflection is reflective. Stop, pay attention to the pause. Lean into the rest, here. Quietly, sit. Wait. Breathe. Think. This is when you demonstrate what you believe. Questioning and doubt manifests here, as well as trust and hope. In the quiet gaps we feel the need to fill, in the chasms of our hearts left by unanswered question, what is the dialogue you indulge? In the space between then and now, where hope delays and promise tarries, the void often gapes despondent. What is it that you see? What is it that you speak? Second guessing. Thinking about it again. Rethinking. Tiring yourself out with doubt. The interim is for renewal, yet we linger here and often rather succumb.

During their trek through wilderness the Israelites persisted in the belief that they had been abandoned by God, falling short of promise. God, through Moses, urged them to worship. The result of worship was  different language a manifesting. Words testifying of His presence and provision. When they referred to the past, God instructed worship. When they were hungry, God instructed worship. This is significant for you today. Worship. In the interim of dry dust and sand, of dunes and heated waiting – worship. When your past reminds you of unfulfilled promise, Worship. When you are longing and barren, worship. When the quiet whispers of failures, worship. When the darkness presses hopeless, worship. By default, worship.

Sit with it. Wait through it. Rest, and hope still. He who called you is faithful, yet. I like to remind myself when the Spirit hovered over the deep and darkness was king God stepped in and spoke into that very void to create destiny and substance. Be sustained in potential. Wait patiently.

“Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life.” Philippians 4:6