How funny is it that I open my email today and there was a link entitled "How to live through a long hard waiting season in your life". Actually, not funny at all, because that is just how Awesome God is!
The blog post was by Paul Tripp and if you are in a waiting period, I recommend you read it!!
"It’s vital to understand that waiting isn’t an interruption of God's plan. It is his plan. And you can know this as well: the Lord who’s called you to wait is with you in your wait. He hasn't gone off to do something else, like the doctor you're waiting to see. No, God is near, and he provides for you all that you need to be able to wait."
I LOVE THIS!!!! This wait is HIS PLAN! I will never understand the ways of God, but all I know is that is ways are so much greater than my ways. No matter how hard I try to figure out when she will come home based on all these timelines, I will never figure it out. God is not bound by timelines and wait times. He's BIG. His plans will not be thwarted.
This is Joel's favorite verse and it is starting to become mine too. Exodus 14:14 "The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still." In the NKJV it says "The Lord will fight for you; and you shall hold your peace."
I am not a tattoo fan, but if I was, I would get this imprinted on my body somewhere so it could serve as a constant reminder. Or, maybe my translation "It's not your job, Erica, it's MINE!
I pray that I would just let him do the work and I would just hang out here and just let Him. I am sure He is tired of me trying to take control here. So, I wait. I wait and wait and wait. Maybe another year? Who knows...but, every step of the way, I am becoming more of the woman God is wanting me to be. With every step of the way, I let go of more and more junk. More and more flesh. I give him the glory for that!!