06 January 2014

On hope, trust and oceans…

on Hope

If you think about it, we’re all hoping and waiting for something. We can either spend that time in anguish or we can learn something from it.

Waiting is risky business but those with the greatest faith, took the greatest risks. Noah, a hero, commended for his faith, didn’t sit by idly with a finished ark. He waited for rain never before seen.

Like it or not, I’ve learned that waiting in hope is a mandatory process of faith. This week, I find myself waiting for something big. You might say I’m in the throws of embracing the “now” and the “not yets” all at the same time. My faith is being stretched and I’m living out the fact that trusting is the key that unlocks joy. Trusting—it’s a radical step, isn’t it? It means I’m choosing to live by the conviction that something will happen, far beyond anything I can imagine. That, in fact, something is happening, right now, while I wait.

God is forging my character. That means what I become will be just as important as the thing I wait for. So to wait in hope is not just to pass the time until the wait is over. It’s all part of the process God uses to make us into the people He created us to be.

It’s definitely not easy. To wait on the Lord is to risk everything. I risk all my control, my power, my security, my heart, all of it.

And as each day passes, I’m gently reminded… Perhaps we aren’t waiting for the Lord after all? Perhaps its Him, who waits for us.

At some point, we must decide to get out of the boat and step on to the water…   

you call




… I will call upon Your name

Keep my eyes above the waves

My soul will rest in Your embrace

I am Yours and You are mine.

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