Why I Wait and Trust

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He tells us in a thousand ways that His will is our peace, His choices for us will lead to fulfillment and joy, the way of transgressors is hard. Do you supposed that we could find a better way than His? … Here is the opportunity offered. Be patient. Wait on the Lord for whatever He appoints, wait quietly, wait trustingly. He holds every minute of every hour of every day of every week of every month of every year in His hands. Thank Him in advance for what the future holds, for He is already there. Elisabeth Elliot

These words breathe so much life and hope into my being.
Do you suppose that we could find a better way than His?
For you have died and your life is hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3
My life, hidden in Christ, in and before God. This is what sustains me. This is life. This is joy and strength and passion and love and confidence and peace.

“For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving.” 1 Timothy 4:4

“The Lord is good to all, and his mercy is over all that he has made.” Psalm 145:9

“For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.” Psalm 100:5

He is a good God. Not good as in cool, good as in kind, gracious; a friend, a Father. A trivial example is a superhero versus a villain. The superhero is good, the villain bad. In action, in motive, in behavior. He is genuinely good.

His steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations. It endures, meaning nothing can hinder or stifle it. And because my life is embedded in Jesus, He loves me. And you. Nothing can hinder His love from reaching us, covering us, holding us. Not Satan, not our failures and sins, not the way of the world. Nothing can trump His love.

We have an opportunity to wait and trust this good and loving God. Why would we not want to do this? Why would we withhold things from him? All is in His hands, and He is always present.
What is hindering you from waiting or trusting?
And with thanksgiving. All praise to you, God, thank you.
May this truth be rooted deep inside me.

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