Monday, August 01, 2011

Still Waiting...

Job 14: 14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.
I just thought I’d give some form of update on the waiting. Everyone is asking, “Have ya heard anything yet?  Anything yet, anything yet,” and it echoes in my head over and over again.

No! We haven’t heard anything yet, and we’re still waiting.

Two and a half years ago, I would not have ever expected to be here at this place in time. We never expected total blindness to sweep over my beau, and for us to be uprooted from our mundane life in Texas, and be brought here to Nebraska with our heads lowered basically in need of everything.

I cannot tell you enough how much the Lord has been instrumental in everything, every phase of our existence. Sure he has had people help us, but it is not for the people to say “I helped” it is for them to say, “Give all the glory to God!” Because it is ONLY because of God that they were even able to reach out and help!

The waiting... sure, our heart skips a beat when the phone rings, but really, we’ve been waiting for two and a half years, this leg of the waiting is no different. The way I see it is God is just tying up loose ends. I told you we needed $3000 dollars for this operation to take place? I sit in awe at the Lord at work, seeing to it that all we’ll need is gas money to get to Omaha, and I have a feeling, an instinctual feeling, that He even has THAT taken care of!

I don’t stress over the waiting, or worry or anything like that. I know my job will be to physically get the man to Omaha and take care of him in his recovery. God has my job already worked out, so I  go on with each day, and participate in the routine of each morn. This is life folks. This is what it’s all about. You move forward, day by day and drink in all the the Lord blesses you with. Worry is a waste, impatience is just wrong! And wanting is not really what the Lord wants from you, He wants you to rest, in the faith, that He and He alone will handle ALL things.

Beau may feel totally different. He is the one waiting to SEE again. He’s the one who has been through the wringer with hope after hope dashed, anticipation arriving at a dead end road, hope being squashed like an over-ripe tomato on the asphalt road. He may have a totally different take on ‘The Wait’. Me? I ain’t going nowhere. :)

We were all kids once. Do you remember Christmas time when you still believed in Santa Claus? Only to find out he wasn’t real? Didn’t you wonder who would bring that one important toy that you had always gotten and were sure that good old St. Nick was the deliverer?

This is totally what waiting for that call from Omaha is like! It is like waiting for Christmas to arrive, knowing that there is a special gift awaiting the day, and realizing it is by the Grace of God, that the package, gift, blessing, will be delivered!

This my friends, is what WAITING is like!

And on a positive note: We have a follow-up appointment already in place for August 11th! So lets hope the doc had good insight on the operation taking place BEFORE the 11th! PRAISE BE TO GOD!!!

If you have sat in the background and watched all of this unfold, make sure you keep an eye on our amazing Father and what HE will do next! :)


Ps.27: 14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.


benning said...

A post-op appointment is a very good indication! :D

Wait and be rewarded. :)


benning said...

Why? What's changed? :(

M. SUE said...

...and...unlike learning there was no REAL Santa Claus, we will all come face-to-face with the One and Only REAL God And Father Of All one day! In the meantime, it is with great pleasure we can watch Him work His ways to show us just what we need. It may not always be exactly what we want (or think we want!), but being the wise parent He is, sometimes, He tells us to wait. Later we sometimes see He had a more perfect plan; sometimes we don't. His job is to do; our task is to follow in active faith. We're looking for your good news! M. Sue