Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Sometimes The Answer Is "Wait"

Have you ever "longed" for something? Have you had a deep yearning for something,  but were too afraid to ask for it?









I have had times that I truly want something. As I mentioned in another post, if you pay attention to me, you can tell very easily what will make me happy. If I spend time hovering over one thing, bring the item to your attention, it is because I really want that item



I learned at a very young age not to ask for things. My dad had this way of saying things that made me feel like I was stupid or crazy for asking him for anything. So, I never did.



I have learned recently that I still have a tendency to expect the same reaction from Tim. I hesitate before I bring anything to his attention.



Waiting Is Hard




I can remember Phillip being three years old. He was potty trained, sleeping in a big boy bed, off of bottles, etc. That is when T and I started trying to get pregnant with Taylor.



That was a deep longing. I kept seeing babies everywhere,  but I did not get pregnant as easily as I did the first time. Month after month, I spent depressed and crying. However, I know now, that it was not God's will at that time.









It took 4 1/2 years of trying. It took 4 1/2 years of praying and waiting. I learned, the hard way, that sometimes God's answer is "wait."



Have you ever "longed" for something? Have you had a deep yearning for something, but were too afraid to ask for it?



Take It To God 



1. Turn to the Lord. 



You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 NIV




2. Ask for what you want. 



Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:24 NIV




3. Ask for the Lord's will to be done. 



This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
1 John 5:14 NIV




4. Continue to pray.  



pray continually,
1 Thessalonians 5:17 NIV




5. Wait.  



The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.
Lamentations 3:25 ESV










1 John 5:14-15 NIV



This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.



Prayer 



Dear Father,  thank You for always being with me. Thank You for giving me the confidence that I need to approach You, Father. Thank You for listening to my prayers. For I know that whenever I pray, asking for anything according to Your will, You will hear my prayer. And I know that if You hear me, whatever I ask, I know that you will take action. I will receive what I ask of You. Thank you.  In Jesus' name,  Amen.













Before The Chaos


Because Of Faith


God Cares About You












Have you ever "longed" for something?
Have you had a deep yearning for something, but were too afraid to ask for it?
Do you have any tips to share that might ease the "wait"?
How can I pray for you today?
If you will allow it, I will be happy to help carry your load.




























Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, nor do I work in the medical field. The tips that I have listed are what have helped me in the past. I hope that they might help you as well.









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