When we vaunerable before the Lord, laying the messiest pieces of us in his hands… Not only does he mold those messy pieces into something beautiful-but he reveals to us that even through our flaws his love for us never wavers. He calls us fearfully and wonderfully made, his masterpiece,and this includes the parts we aren’t always excited to talk about. When we are unashamed, by laying these things as his feet, we are choosing for God to mold us as he see’s fit as his beautiful masterpiece. God wants all of us. Are willing to lay it all at his feet?
You shall also be [so beautiful and prosperous as to be thought of as] a crown of glory and honor in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem [exceedingly beautiful] in the hand of your God. You [Judah] shall no more be termed Forsaken, nor shall your land be called Desolate any more. But you shall be called Hephzibah [My delight is in her], and your land be called Beulah [married]; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married [owned and protected by the Lord]. For as a young man marries a virgin [O Jerusalem], so shall your sons marry you; and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. Isaiah 62:3-5 AMPC
Seasons of waiting are full of what seems to be wasted time. But, what if we have the wrong perspective? When you think about it, thinking God is wasting time is silly when you remember HE is the one who created it in the first place.
When we are in a season of waiting, we are given an opportunity to deepen our understanding of God’s faithfulness and love. It is also in seasons of waiting where our faith is challenged and what is in our hearts is truly revealed. Instead of enduring the season of waiting, what if we embraced the one who created the season in the first place?
When you are standing in faith during a time of waiting, it is important to remember God’s faithfulness. When we have our focus set on the things of heaven we can see God is not a man that he can lie and we can also see that God does everything out of the abundance of his love.
If God gave us what we wanted all the time, believe it or not many things would be detrimental to us and everyone around us. Do you remember a time thanking God for not giving you what you wanted? Yeah, me too.
God loves us so much that he doesn’t give us something until the time is right. Rather than enduring the wait, understand it is preparation done out of the abundance of his love.