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How Long Will You Forget Me?

How long?How long will you forget me, Lord? Forever? How long will you look the other way when I am in need? Psalm 13:1Psalm 13:1
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13 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. 1 How long, Yahweh? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

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“I spoke of an Army on the point of entering an enemy’s territories. Answering the question as to the cause of delay: ‘Waiting for supplies.’ The answer might also have been: ‘Waiting for instructions, ‘Waiting for orders.’ If the last dispatch had not been received, with the final orders of the commander in chief, the army dared not move. Even so in the Christian life – as deep as the need of waiting for supplies is that of waiting for instructions.” —Andrew Murray

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When we are waiting for God to show us the way and what we should do next, stillness is difficult, and so is our waiting, but trust is the essential element that makes our stillness (and our waiting) peacefully possible.

Pause to think about that.

When I am weary with waiting and I just want to get on with it—standing still can be like a gorilla stomping on my last nerve!

I’ve been there.

So have you.

It is our trust in Someone who is greater, and more knowledgable about our situation, that will sustain me in the waiting.

If I trust Him I will wait.

No matter how long it takes.

I will believe in the instructions that I am waiting for even though I do not know what they will be.

If I trust Him, I will know that Love will not keep me waiting one second past “the right time” to move forward.

And it’s a funny thing about all that waiting.

(Take it from one who has waited many, many, years.)

All that waiting?

It builds TRUST.

Confident HopeHow long will you forget me, Lord? Forever? How long will you look the other way when I am in need?  How long must I be hiding daily anguish in my heart? How long shall my enemy have the upper hand?

Answer me, O Lord my God; give me light in my darkness lest I die.  Don’t let my enemies say, “We have conquered him!” Don’t let them gloat that I am down.

But I will always trust in you and in your mercy and shall rejoice in your salvation.  I will sing to the Lord because he has blessed me so richly.  Psalm 13


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How Long

Never Losing The Light: Weary and Worn Mariner

weary of warfare Oh, Beloved, I see how weary you have become.
You have warred a “good warfare” but there is a limit to all that body, mind, and spirit can take.
Day (and especially) at night—your enemy mercilessly attacks.
You wonder at your despair?
You wonder, “Why hasn’t this changed yet?
Where is my relief?”—yes?
Yes.
But Sweetheart, you have heard me say to you many times, “I am coming.”
I AM!
Do not give up your hope just as the battle turns!
I see what you cannot, for I see what transpires here in the Heavens, a great and mighty conflict is being waged.
Many souls hang in the balance.
You do not see in your present darkness all that is depending on you—and your faith!
My word to you today is, “Hang on!”
Hang on My child.
Yes, I AM coming.
Your life, your calling, your destiny, all are being decided as this warfare rages.
Do as you have been doing.
Run to Me!
Pour out your heart.
Cast all your failure and lonliness and fear at my feet.
As I rise from My throne to lift you up, I shall place my omnipotent foot upon your enemies neck!
weary mariner“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Jeremiah 29:11Jeremiah 29:11
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11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yahweh, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope in your latter end.

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Seems that God is looking more for ways to get us home than for ways to keep us out. I challenge you to find one soul who came to God seeking grace and did not find it.

—Max Lucado, “When God Whispers Your Name”

Weary Wondering

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Show me LORD.

Show me.

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Have I missed it? Have I understood the wrong thing all this time? Am I standing in the wrong line?

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I’m wondering at it all—and You?
(Silence.)

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Am I waiting on You?

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Or… are You waiting on me?

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I don’t remember where or when this silence started but, where will it end?

It’s Spring. Resurrection is in the air. Flowers and trees and birds are nice—but what I think I need is a resurrection in us.

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My hope is buried. (Of that I have no doubt.) What I’m wondering…
Is there something left under all that mess?
Is there yet a crocus for all this sand?

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Dead dreams indeed! This tomb, my heart. Perhaps I have turned to stone and yet, I keep my sentry post.

Why?

Why guard this heap of cold gray rock?

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This road I thought I could endure?
Too long, too weary, I’ve become!
And all I’ve left—this tiny spark.

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This smoldering wick stands on Your promise in weary wondering…

(Can a stone yet speak?)

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The DREAM~MAKER’S Promise:

“O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You. In a dry and thirsty land. Where there is no water.” Psalm 63:1Psalm 63:1
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63 A Psalm by David, when he was in the desert of Judah. 1 God, you are my God. I will earnestly seek you. My soul thirsts for you, My flesh longs for you, In a dry and weary land, where there is no water.

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The Caterpillar’s Prayer:

Oh Father, I’m too tired to pray.

Besides, I no longer know what I should pray for. The length of this journey has made me sick at heart.

All I can think is “Help me LORD… please, help me!”