For weeks my heart has has longed to say those words and mean them.My body has wanted to jump on the first flight to Canada since Joy's surgery, but the Lord kept telling me to "wait." Have you ever wanted to do something or be somewhere when He has told you to "wait?" It isn't an easy thing to do. But I have found if you stand still and let God move you, the answers will come.
I found myself sitting in a new church Sunday morning, in an empty pew, "waiting" for the message. Guess what it was on? "How to Wait," oh I was there by divine appointment and I needed to listen. I walked away with three nuggets.
I had been praying about timing to be with Joy so much that I was missing the things the Lord was doing all around me. I stopped and let it all go, totally let go of all of it. My hopes, my timelines, my desires everything. Last night when Joy and I were talking there was a peace that washed over me beyond all understanding. Even though all the pieces weren't in place yet, it was time.Joy was so broken and longed for me to be there. This weekend is like our Memorial Day for Canada. Joy's whole family needed to be away to open their summer homes. There were concerns as to who would sit with Joy. Like I said I missed all that God was doing around me. Her family had prepared to sacrifice their time and switch off days to be with Joy. Knowing they too needed some time away. God worked it all out. So last night I text Joy and broke the news of my confirmed flight. I could feel the tears of happiness soak the screen.
This morning I received an email from her sister telling me how my trip was blessing the family Me coming at this specific time will allow them to get some time together, but more important that Joy was happy and the smiling hasn't stopped.
So when you wait on the Lord quietly, patiently and expectantly it may not just be you that reaps the rewards.
On Thursday I will be leaving on a jet plane, don't know when I'll be back again. Oh yeah can't wait to go.....
Going to see "Faith"
Praising God For His Provision