May 25, 2017

Answers Aren't Everything


You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.  ~ Isaiah 26:3

Too numerous to count are the times I have wanted to know precisely how God is working and when I will have answers.

Too numerous to count are the times those answers did not come on my timetable, but as I have walked longer with the Lord, I have learned more about the process of waiting. Learning about waiting is not a fun or pleasant experience. Instead, it tends to be agonizing and reveals the impatience in our hearts. Waiting is waiting, and waiting is hard.

Yet, it can be an invaluable teaching and testing tool—one God will use in our lives to grow us in our faith.

When I don’t know what God is doing, what am I doing? I am praying. I am seeking wisdom and guidance through scripture and watching for direction and movement from God. I am learning to trust. I am practicing my faith and I am filled with hope.

What does God do for me while I am waiting? He gives me peace. Suddenly, the questions and the wait become endurable because He answers my faith and trust and hope with a full indwelling of peace in my heart.

This peace God promises us is a wonderful gift with amazing benefits.
    
This peace strengthens our resolve for the wait.

This peace strengthens us as we continue to seek Him for wisdom, answers and direction.

Because of this, I am blessed to have a new understanding that answers aren’t everything, but peace is.