I feel so anxious that I want to isolate myself but I know that is not what you would call me to do. I want to hide from my issues but I know that if I don’t face them they will hunt me down and accuse me forever. I would rather you take them away but if I don’t face them how can I bring glory to your name. For you alone will be glorified in my life regardless of how it makes me feel because I love you beyond my being. Have your way.
It’s easy to get into a disarray and forget so quickly all that God has done. I sometimes shamefully find myself there telling God about things he said are already done in the spirit. Lamentations 3:21-27 remind me to wait patently on the Lord.
21 Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing:
22 The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue,
23 Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.
24 The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my hope.
25 The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him,
26 So it is best for us to wait in patience—to wait for him to save us—
27 And it is best to learn this patience in our youth.
My God the things that patients will do, and even if it doesn’t happen today as I would like it to so bad, I will wait. While I wait I will praise. While I wait I will serve. While I wait I will give. While I wait I will live.