“just hangin’ out”

my motto the last year. On November 20, 2010, The Groom informed me that he would be entering training again and that we would be moving in February 2012. We just would not know where until September of 2011.

If you know me, I am not afraid of change. I like experiencing new things, and I am overall a fairly upbeat, positive person. Well, a year of “hanging out” challenges those traits in me.

It is now late October and we still don’t know when, where or even if we are moving. The one constant this past year was that I knew we would move 120 days from The Groom’s graduation date. and now that has even been taken away from me.

A friend told me the other day, “God teaches us many things in times of waiting”. How true, but only if you listen. This past year I have prayed that I would be content. patient. and listen. I believe that God has taught me much about:

His Goodness: “Praise the Lord! Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His lovingkindness is everlasting” -Psalm 106:1

His Faithfulness: “If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” – 2 Timothy 2:13

His Omniscience: “O Lord, You have searched me and known me. You know when I sit down and when I rise up; You understand my thought from afar. You scrutinize my path and my lying down, and are intimately acquainted with all my ways. Even before there is a word on my tongue, behond, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.” – Psalm 139:1-6

I pray I continue to listen. be still. be silent. so that I can hear from God.

Lord, You are so good to me, even when I try to control my own life. You are so faithful, even when I waver. And you know ALL, past, present and future. Thank you for knowing my ways, better than I even know them. Continue to remind me to place my life in your hands and not to be frustrated when my plans are thwarted. When my plans do not come to be, remind me to remember that Your ways are abundantly and perfectly better suited for me, to bring me closer to You and to being You glory.

I love you,

Amen.

One thought on ““just hangin’ out”

  1. As I read this I had a serious flashback to 1991 when we lived in Saudi Arabia. The Gulf War was over and we were back in the Kingdom and the Saudis were not able to spend $ on the different projects that daddy worked on due to the $ they spent on the war. So rumors started with in the company that we would be sent home “soon”. “Soon” lasted about 3 years. Every month we would wonder if we would hear something from corporate!! I would search my Bible for comfort and sustenance and I knew God was teaching me to trust Him and be patient. God was so good during that time as He always is.

    I am now learning different things about being patient. Patience is needed in millions of different ways. I guess I will never learn it all but what I have learned is to trust God so much more readily. Trusting Him does get easier and easier with each trial because He is constant, consistent and faithful always. He never leaves us or forsakes us as we do Him. It is overwhelming to know that fact!! He loves us in a way that we could never ever understand. I love Him too Sam.

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