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Psalm 25:4-5

Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths;

guide me in your truth and teach me,

for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long (NIV)

Drench yourself in words unspoken, Live your life with arms wide open,

Today is where your book begins, The rest is still unwritten. ("Unwritten" by Natasha Beddingfield)

It matters not how long we live, but how!

Friday, April 8, 2011


Psalm 37:34 ~ Wait for the Lord & keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land...

That's the hardest thing...waiting...isn't it?! I've resolved to wait for where the Lord is taking me. It's not easy. I want what I want...and I want it now! But....that's just simply not how it works. And I'm trying my very best to keep his way. That's hard too. I'm not perfect....Lord knows I'm as flawed as the next person...yet...I try.

But, just like the Israelites going through the desert 40 years...He will still deliver us to the land we are to inherit. Each of us has a different "land", don't we? One person's may be a successful business venture, another's to conceive a child, another's for healing, another's to have their children safe, yet another's to find that someone special after so long alone (even if for mere companions).... The point is, everyone has a different land to which the Lord is taking us to inherit. We just have to follow the first part of that Scripture verse...WAIT for him & KEEP his way!

When I get frustrated & try to make things happen my way, as I've confessed before, the Holy Spirit always reminds me that it's HIS plans He speaks of in Jeremiah 29:11....not MY plans! So, until the time of my inheritance (at least of this world, before my true inheritance in Christ's Kingdom), I constantly pray Psalm 25:4,5 - Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long...and cling to this Psalm 37:34 with Romans 8:24b ~ But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?

I don't want to wander 40 years in the desert....or even one day...because I tried to do it MY way!

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  1. I just read this verse in Ps. 37 yesterday and felt, too, like the hard part is waiting! But wait we must! Have a great weekend.

  2. This is so true. Waiting is hard work! But by learning to wait on God, we also learn to follow and depend on him and we grow. Excellent post!

  3. You hit the nail on the head - waiting is definitely the hardest part! We know it will be well worth it in the end... but still... we always want things done at OUR pace. Wonderful post {and I love your blog header!}

  4. Ow my gosh this really spoke to me. Thank you for sharing! Sometimes the fatigue in waiting can shift our eyes from Him. Your post was an excellent reminder to redirect our attention. God bless!!

  5. Waiting on the Lord is something I have to practice daily. We don't always understand God's plans for us but we must remember sometimes His grace should be all sufficient. Thank you for sharing this post.

  6. A sobering thought - that we too may "wander 40 years in the desert" because of our disobedience. My post today reflects a similar yearning to stop striving in my own flesh - to remember HE is ALL I need. Waiting is hard but being out of His will is harder. Thanks for the great words!

  7. I certainly agree with you. Waiting is hard to do. But I've found that what I received was well worth waiting for. I'm glad God's timing is perfect.

  8. Waiting is a hard lesson to learn! My husband and I have a little joke between us whenever we are overly anxious for things to come. We say "Wait...waaaait for it" in reference to a lttle video clip we saw one time with some lions waiting for a meal. It always makes me smile. But, you are so right. Though waiting is difficult, God's ways and God's timing is always perfect!! His plans are worth the wait.

    Living for Him, Joan

  9. Hi Merana,

    Very thoughtful and encouraging post! I've never seen this applied in such a personal way, but it is something I'm glad you shared.

    I think all of us have at one time (or more) said, "I want what I want, and I want it yesterday."

    For me, I see a purpose in God having me wait; He wants me to gain genuine trust in Him in every facet of my life. This is especially true of what I want, pray, and petition Him about.

    It's hard for me to see a parallel between myself and the children of Israel because they wandered 40 years because of disobedience. If I'm walking in disobedience to God at this point, then I'll probably wander until the day I die; and I just don't see that in my thoughts, attitude, or life.

    I don't say this from any confidence in myself. I'm miserable when it comes to boasting, but I say this because I'm confident in the Lord, and I experience His blessings and grace daily in my life.

    Blessings and peace.


  10. Hi Merana,

    I'm visiting from Spiritual Sundays. Your post is very timely in my life, as I'm waiting to find a new job I will love. I've been in a job that I strongly dislike and often places me under a great deal of stress that depletes my energy and leaves me depressed.

    Waiting for the Lord to move me has been excruciating to say the least. But I am waiting nonetheless. Praying and waiting. As I'm waiting, though, the Lord lets me know He is near and working things out. Please visit my devotional writing blog at and my photography blog at I write and take photos for the glory of God. Take care.


  11. Oh my goodness! I didn't even see your post 'til now and I wrote about the same thing. Ugh, waiting. I'm so encouraged to know I'm in it with ya. :) And yes, I second that, not wanting even one day in that stinking desert because I couldn't wait.

  12. Oh yes, I am impatient. It's hard to trust enough to wait on Him, but often disastrous when I don't. Great post!

    Thanks, Debbie

  13. I agree with you! While I'm waiting each day I taken in what he is given me at that moment,even if it's as simple as a small flower or a clear day.Thank-you for sharing this post today.

  14. I can so relate. Waiting is not my best thing but I really want His best too.Great post Merana


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