I’m a little frustrated right now. Frustrated with waiting. It’s hard to praise the Lord in a season of waiting, yet that’s all there is to do right now. And it’s hard to connect with Him when I can’t get my mind off the wondering how this season will end. I’m waiting for one thing or the other and there’s nothing I can do to speed the process. Do I prepare for the one thing or the other? I don’t know.
But God does. So I keep asking Him. And He says to keep my eyes on Him. He directs my steps and He will lead me. He knows what preparation I need, so if each day I seek Him and do what He puts on my heart by faith, then when the time comes, I’ll be prepared. I’ll be ready.
That’s true. I just wish my mind would stay there. I wish my mind would rest there. but my mind keeps making plans. If it’s this thing, then I should do this, this, and this. If it’s that thing, then I should do that, that, and that.
And Jesus says, “If it’s either thing, keep your eyes on me. I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
He won’t leave me, I know. I dwell on that a lot. But He also won’t forsake me. He won’t lead me somewhere without preparing me, giving me all I need. Whatever my future holds, whatever I’m waiting for, He will be with me and I’ll be with Him. So I’ll be ready.
In that, I can praise Him. Because not only is that all there is to do right now, but it’s also the best preparation for all that lies ahead.
So in this season of waiting, I will praise the Lord.