Waiting

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Waiting

  1. 1. My Stones ofRememberance = Periods of waiting
  2. 2. Waiting for the Lord’spromises to be fulfilled in my life.
  3. 3. Waiting for crooked places in me to be made straight.
  4. 4. Thankfully, I didn’t wait 40 years (in a desert) But to me, might as well have been
  5. 5. God, where are you? Why isn’t this going the way Ithought it would? Why am I so weak?... Why am I so weak?
  6. 6. Questions that haunted me at two life-changing periods of waiting-
  7. 7. #1- I move from Bloomington, Indiana to Eugene, Oregon and find myself without asafety net, without identity, without purpose.
  8. 8. #2- My daughter is born, and, as I hold her in my arms, I have wave after wave ofdespair because I think I don’t want to be a mom afterall….
  9. 9. In these periods of painfullywaiting, I experienced truths I knew, but had never really KNOWN. Such as…
  10. 10. He will provide ALL I need.
  11. 11. He can heal depression.
  12. 12. In my weakness, I am able to fully recognize His strength.
  13. 13. Humbled, (literally on thefloor), I can physically feel the Lord’s embrace. He is always embracing me, but I had to be in that posture mentally, physically, and emotionally to be able to feel it.
  14. 14. Nothing I think or feel scaresGod or lessens His love for me.
  15. 15. And, as stated so truthfully and wisely by StevePendleton, the greatest truth I learned was
  16. 16. “God is not primarily interestedin changing my situation. He isprimarily interested in changing my heart.” Steve Pendleton Thanks for being a mouth piece of truth!
  17. 17. If you are in a period of waiting
  18. 18. Of wandering
  19. 19. Of experiencing a gap between what you believe (God’s truths) and what you“know” (your apparent present circumstance)
  20. 20. be encouraged, my friend!
  21. 21. 2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness.Instead he is patient with you, not wantinganyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.
  22. 22. He is not slow in keeping his promise to you.
  23. 23. Realignment will come.
  24. 24. Refreshing will come.
  25. 25. Healing will come.
  26. 26. And this time will be a stone of rememberance for you
  27. 27. as you encourage others on their journey.
  28. 28. We are all leaving Egypt together!

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