Thursday, October 02, 2008

For the Love of God

Frustration set in. Again.

What are we doing here, God? Why does it have to be so hard? What do you expect?

O Lord, hear my prayer, listen to my cry for mercy; in your faithfulness and righteousness come to my relief. Do not bring your servant into judgment, for no one living is righteous before you.

The enemy pursues me, he crushes me to the ground; he makes me dwell in darkness like those long dead. So my spirit grows faint within me; my heart within me is dismayed.

I remember the days of long ago; I meditate on all your works and consider what your hands have done. I spread out my hands to you; my soul thirsts for you like parched land.

Answer me quickly, O Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. Rescue me from my enemies, O Lord, for I hide myself in you. Teach me to do your will, for you are my God; may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.

For your name's sake, O Lord, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble. In your unfailing love, silence my enemies; destroy all my foes, for I am your servant.

Psalm 143

A servant MUST wait.

For your timing.

For your purpose to prevail.

For your perfect plan.

Truly, you are the God who sees, the God who knows, the God who cares.

Forgive the impatience and lead on.

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Denise said...


Susan said...

Hey Tami,

Praying you through this time. I'm here if you need me!!


Patricia Warren said...

So lovely. Thank you for sharing your heart here.

Kat said...

I understand your feelings Tami. I too struggle at times with wanting things on my time schedule as opposed to His. I also wonder sometimes why some of my prayers are not answered. I don't think there is anything wrong with frustration or wondering as long as we pray through it, just like you are doing. God will bring us through it if we just talk with Him about it. He understands our human nature and never holds it against us. I will be praying for you! Thanks for sharing your feelings with us.

gail said...

great post. that encourages me as our family goes thru a tough time too. thank you!

Lori @ Front Porch Legacy said...

Praying that God will carry you thru this season.

Betsy Markman said...

Thank you for modeling true humility; the kind that decides, despite feelings, to center on God and wait for Him.

eph2810 said...

Waiting is hard sometimes, isn't it? I know that I sometimes get impatient, but I also know that His timing is always perfect. Psalm 143 is my favorite Psalm :)

Thank you so much for sharing your grateful...

Be blessed today and always.