Waiting is for the Weak

"I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.." Philippians 4:11-13

Goodness waiting is hard work. My handyman is busy building a deck for some friends, so it's all a waiting game to get this house project up and running. We're so grateful for the deck project, so don't hear this as a complaint, but man I'm sitting on go!

"Waiting is for the weak," a still, soft voice speaks these days.

To make you strong.

All I'm saying is that if you want something in life you have to be patient. Breakthrough? Wait. Healing? Wait. Provision? Wait. Glory? Wait. It's the stuff of faith: rough knees and broken and contrite hearts--bent toward our God who gives generously. And He gives not only the stuff of this life, the handyman, the house---He gives spiritual food to really nourish his people. He gives us Himself.

Believer, wait for the Lord. Take courage and wait. Whatever you face today, good or bad, remember the Lord. He is girding you for holy work. Not just the fixing-up-an-ol'-house kind of work, but good, subdue-the-earth, kingdom expansion work that He has had planned for you from the beginning. Take courage, He is with you and will never forsake you. Pick up your skirt, and do the next thing, by faith.

As for a little update, for whatever it's worth: My handyman found me a mulcher and a mower on Craigslist. Our Hillcrest neighbor gave us a bit of his left over gravel so that the kids and I could fill in a hole in the driveway. And our farmer neighbor took his tractor to the back of the property so we could put in our fruit trees. I never in a decade did I imagine shopping for tractors and fruit trees. 


Notice all that old deck wood. He's busy!


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