The Wait


I wrote this for a self-reminder and kept it in my “Drafts” for the many times I needed to reference it in real-time. With the many years of experiencing “The Wait,” I should have it memorized. But it helps to see it on the screen before my eyes. So therefore, I thought it beneficial to share. God bless you who go through your seasons of waiting.

Things to do While Waiting for God:

1) Keep breathing in and out. (Anxiety is a narcissist. Don’t fall into his trap.)

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2) Remember your main goal of the moment. (To wait for God.)

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3) Discuss the alternatives. (And know there are no workable alternatives.)

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4) Pray (forget God knows every thought and feeling, go into detail telling Him how you are feeling while waiting on Him. Whatever those thoughts are, He can handle them).

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5) TRUST Him. That’s your whole life’s goal and secret weapon against everything trying to divert you.

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6) Think of your family. All in heaven, who have gone on before us, are leaning over the gallery rail, cheering and watching you. They are your witnesses. They’ve been there and know what you are going through as you struggle to keep going. And that great cloud of witnesses together, cheering. You will be one someday, cheering on your brothers and sisters. [Hebrews chapter Twelve]

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7) Think of Him who is in you, guiding and giving you the strength to wait on God. (The Lord doesn’t need to give you strength, for He IS your strength).

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8) Remember – Remember: all those times when waiting turned to action in His right time. Don’t be afraid of following rabbit trails while remembering. They all lead back to God’s path.

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9) Stroll through your Ebeneezer Garden [Here], remembering each altar you raised and what they mean from your past. Remembering how God delivered you over your lifetime is another secret weapon.

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10) Read-your-Bible-daily! It is your source of strength. (Not at all secret.)

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This is only a reminder. From here, add your personally learned insights on do’s and don’ts. 

The Joy of the Lord be with you, G.W.

Yet this I call to mind

    and therefore I have hope:

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,

    for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;

    great is Your faithfulness.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;

    therefore I will wait for him.”

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,

    to the one who seeks Him;

It is good to wait quietly

    for the salvation of the Lord.

 Lamentations 3:21-25


11 thoughts on “The Wait”

    1. Thank you, David. I’ve wrestled with anxiety and depression most of my adult life. I began to realize both wanted my complete attention and gave nothing in return when they came to me. Therefore, Narcissists. I learned to ignore them to keep moving ahead. Thanks again. Blessings!

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  1. Great List GW. I seem to practice most of those a lot lately. It struck me one day, when I told God I was waiting for him, that God was really waiting for me. Turns out I was really into me and my stuff. I heard… “Just sit and abide, then keep abiding as you go about your day”

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    1. Thank you for another good point, Gary. Waiting for God does mean going about our regular day while abiding in Him – and making note of the lack of fear. And being surprised by joy that often accompanies us. Excellent input, my friend!

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  2. I love these GW. I am going to save these for learning, also😉
    When we are intensely under attack, sometimes it’s only that which we’ve hidden down in our heart that can help us to reach deep to find faith and to press pass the fear.

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    1. Thank you, Tam, and a big AMEN to what you said. That’s why He told us many times in the OT and NT to bury His words deep in our hearts. Just for such times as this. God bless!

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  3. Powerful List to live by .. May we do this and teach generations to come the same lest the “ narcissist” steal our lives away ! Thankyou GW for your faithful encouragement to us !

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    1. Thank you so much, Vanessa. I’m so glad this struck a chord with you. Yes, I agree we need to think of the generations that are coming after us. God bless you!

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