“God is drawing me to Him- to require me to rely on His timing, His guarantees. To solidify that His plans are higher than my very own. I’m not saying that is simple. My coronary heart longs for solutions. I do know my small, quiet desires- those I conceal deep inside and just a few find out about. Probably the most insanely stunning factor is that God is aware of all of them. He is aware of after I sit, after I rise. He is aware of my quirks and longings. I’m not forgotten. I’m simply in a spot of ready upon Him. Proper the place I’m suppose to be. Hanging on His phrase and fact and in search of after Him. How peculiar this stage of uncertainty is for me. How pleasing should or not it’s to God to know that I belief Him and I do know in due time, His plan can be revealed. I’m in search of Him and I’m actually studying to place Him first- regardless of the associated fee.”~Me(Journal entry, September 18th, 2013)
I wrote the above proper after graduating from nursing college and whereas within the means of making use of for jobs. My life was in limbo. Was I to maneuver? The place would my first profession job lead me? How was I to pay down the lump sum of debt I had looming over my head? These questions have been swirling in my thoughts, seeping into each thought.
I might have stayed wrought with concern and nervousness. I might have allowed Devil to talk lies into my coronary heart, as he so typically does throughout occasions of ready. And but, I didn’t.
I’m not Superwoman, I don’t know all of the solutions.
I simply continued to place one foot in entrance of the opposite. I took step after step out into religion, as a result of God jogged my memory each day of His character. After we really feel paralyzed, uprooted, shaken, or unwell in our soul, we’ve got a God who stays steadfast.
In case you are in a spot of ready, and haven’t any finish in sight, permit these truths to remind you that God is who He says He’s.
- Devoted. (2 Thessalonians 3:3)
- An anchor. (Hebrews 6:19)
- Wealthy in mercy. (Ephesians 2:4-5)
- Our refuge. (Psalm 46:1-3)
- Our portion. (Lamentations 3:24)
- Cornerstone. (Ephesians 2:19-20)
- Highly effective. (2 Corinthians 4:7)
- Close to to us. (Psalm 145:18)
- Combating for us. (Exodus 14:14)
- Jealous for our consideration. (Deuteronomy 4:24)
- Shepherd. (John 10:11)
- Love incarnate. (1 John 4:8)
- Retains us in excellent peace. (Isaiah 26:3)
A number of months after I wrote my journal entry, I obtained a job provide. I rejoiced, and I remembered.
I remembered that God was, and is, devoted. He’s my anchor, wealthy in mercy, my refuge, my portion, the cornerstone upon which my life is to be constructed, highly effective, close to to me, preventing for me, jealous for my consideration, a Shepherd who seeks His misplaced sheep, love incarnate, and the keeper of excellent peace. He’s, He’s, He’s.
So after I come into one other time of ready, as I do know I’ll, I can be rooted in Him and His guarantees. I’ll know I’m not forgotten, however I’m precisely the place I’m purported to be: drawing nearer to Him.
Sarah Dohman is a nurse, kayak fanatic, espresso addict, microbrew lover, globetrotter, adorer of family and friends. She has a weak point for donuts, runs in 5K races, and can’t get sufficient tea and books. She loves writing greater than speaking (and he or she talks rather a lot), could be seen at Goal continuously, and is loving life in her thirties. She believes God has referred to as her to this house to deliver pleasure and encouragement by means of phrases to family and friends, close to and much. You could find extra from Sarah on Instagram.