Not yet

Saturday, July 17, 2021

"For God alone my soul waits in silence;
    from him comes my salvation.
He alone is my rock and my salvation,
    my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. 

... Trust in him at all times, O people;
    pour out your heart before him;

    God is a refuge for us. Selah"  

Psalm 62:1-2,8 (ESV) 

I was supposed to be in Rio celebrating my dad's 71st birthday. 
I am writing from my husband's wonderful hometown in North Mississippi instead. 
We planned and planned our trip. We started with prayer. We believe that God is a present help and He hears us. 
We proceeded with our planning. Unfortunately, we didn't have all our documentation in place so we canceled our trip. 

I found myself holding on to hope that I would go home until two weeks ago. I knew we needed a plan B. Still, how in the world am I supposed to be hopeless about something I was hoping for? 

We talk, prayed, and decided it was safer to cancel than to risk our investment on the trip. My friends were very sweet. This whole thing was stressful. I told my friends that I saw this as God saying, "not yet." 

Waiting for God is a constant in life. I know to wait expectantly. I also know to keep going while I wait. 

Faith and trust are developed when we decide to rely on God to lead our every move. I know how to take initiative, what I am learning is how to wait expectantly on the Lord. 

Waiting in silence is another practice that I want to develop. 

What I want you to know is that God is worthy of our trust. He is worthy of our unshakable belief because He is good and He knows things you and I don't know.

Let's trust God's brilliance today and always.