Faith

Waiting With Broken Wings

But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

I’ve had this verse memorized since the day I met Him.  I was lost, alone, afraid, broken and abused.  I didn’t know or understand the depth of His love for me just yet, but I chose to believe the promises in this scripture.

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Lately I feel a little like a butterfly with broken wings, rather than an eagle soaring high above the earth.  Unable to fly, I sit, perched among

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Strengthened In The Waiting

On Thursdays here on the blog, I will be revisiting posts I wrote early on in my journey.  Some of you have been with me since the beginning, but many of you have not.  I have been reading through some of my earlier posts, and have been blessed.  It is my hope that you will be blessed and encouraged as well.

*This post originally appeared on September 2, 2009.

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Since the day we are born, we are taught to wait. In our infancy, we are helpless. We cannot ask for the things we need, so we cry, trusting that mom or dad will come to our rescue. As toddlers who are old enough to ask for what we want or need, we are often met with the dreaded word “wait”. We throw a fit, stomping off with our arms crossed and a frown on our face. We would often comment, “I don’t want to

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Waiting

(Source) Since the day we are born, we are taught to wait. In our infancy, we are helpless.  We cannot ask for the things we need, so we cry, trusting that mom or dad will come to our rescue.  As toddlers who are old enough to ask for what we want or need, we are often met with the dreaded word “wait” by mom or dad.  We throw a fit, stomping off with our arms crossed and a frown on our face. We would often comment, “I don’t want to wait. It will take too long”, or “it’s not fair”.  In our teenage years, we wait for the first day of Jr. High or High school, we wait to get our first job, our driver’s licenses, we wait to graduate high school, for acne to be gone, to start college and to find our soul mate whom God has designed specifically for us.  The list goes on and on.

As adults, we are still waiting on the Lord for many things. Waiting is not always easy.  But I believe God’s timing in all things is perfect.  He always brings forth the answer, yet it is not always within the time frame we would choose.  We simply have to trust.

David was a man after God’s own heart. He walked closely with God.  Yet, his prayers and admonishes are full of waiting:

  • David waits in expectation for the Lord’s answers each day.

In the morning, O LORD, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation. (Psa. 5:3);

  • David encourages us to be strong and to not lose heart as we wait for the Lord to reveal Himself in our situation.

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psa. 27:14);

  • David instructs us to wait with hope because God will come to our rescue.

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