Waiting for Spring

 

Waiting for Spring

Wait on the Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord Psalm 27:14

The buds have just opened and Spring is just coming into bloom. The snow on the ground is gone. Waiting for Spring takes patience that I don’t have at all!  I was reminded of my impatience for waiting on God’s timing.  When the burdens of life are like the snow – melting too slowly – I am impatient for God to lift them and let the new life come out.  I don’t want the burdens of life weighing me down.  I want the breezy, newness of life to lift me up!  Why must I wait – because if the spring buds open too early, they often get a late winter freeze.  Waiting for the right timing to open brings out a beautiful flower, much prettier than I ever expected. Waiting for the timing of God until He brings things to pass makes life much more beautiful than I ever expected.

            As you journey through times of waiting for God’s answer, remember that His timing is best.  It is hard to wait, but His strength will get you through.  His answer will be the best, if you just wait for it.

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7 Comments

  1. Betty Jo Pollock said,

    May 5, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Joanna,

    The Lord has blessed you with the ability to express yourself in ways that will reach other people’s hearts as you looked to the Lord for answers.

    I’m right with you as David and you move in the direction that God has opened up.

    I can’t wait to see what He has in store for you in TN.

    Love, as always,

    Mom

  2. Iris said,

    May 6, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Dear Joanna,
    I am blessed by your devotions and some I have sent them to are also.
    Keep writing. God has given you a special gift others need.
    I didn’t know you were moving to TN. Let me know when and where.
    God bless you all,
    Iris

  3. May 11, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Beautiful!

  4. kelli zaniel said,

    May 11, 2011 at 2:09 pm

    His timing is always best. Gorgeous post! I really like this line ” When the burdens of life are like the snow – melting too slowly – I am impatient for God to lift them and let the new life come out. Happy WFW!

  5. Joyfull said,

    May 11, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    So beautiful! Thanks for sharing and blessing others.

  6. Alida said,

    May 11, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    so beautiful! and oh how hard it is to wait sometimes…so grateful that He will give us the strength and courage to wait.

  7. Renee Ann said,

    May 11, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I know in my head God’s timing is best, but sometimes my heart doubts. Thanks for this encouraging reminder!


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