Friday, January 9, 2009

Wait

I just received my New Stepping Stones magazine in the mail today along with the nicest welcome letter! This organization is a wealth of knowledge and I so wish I would have found it a long time ago. Maybe God has placed this magazine in my life for a purpose in His time.
I read this poem and I was WoW'd over 100 times at what it said. Not just 4 months ago I found myself battling against myself and God trying to find answers when all He ever wanted was Me.
I would find my peace in Him. I did.
I'm so thankful for Carlye who is in God's word daily and listened to Him that day He told her to call me and tell me that I needed to be closer to Him. This poem is only reaffirming what she told me and what I need to continue to do. I might just have to print this poem out and frame it. Hope it encourages you and inspires you as it has me.
All He wants is You. Everything else will come with it.
Wait: God's encouragement for uncertain times
By Russell Kelfer
Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried;
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied,
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate...
And the Master so gently said, "Wait."
"Wait? you say wait?" my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I'm claiming your word.
"My future and all to which I relate
Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to wait?
I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign,
Or even a 'no' to which I can resign.
"You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe,
We need but ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord I've been asking; and this is my cry;
I'm weary of asking! I need a reply."
Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate,
As my Master replied again, "Wait."
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut,
And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting for what?"
He seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine...
and He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.
"I could give all you seek and pleased you would be.
You'd have what you want, but you wouldn't know Me.
You'd not know the depth of my love for each saint.
You'd not know the power that I give to the faint.
"You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair.
You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there.
You'd not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence are all you can see.
"You'd never experience the fullness of love
When the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
But you'd now know the depth of the beat of My heart.
"The glow of my comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight.
The depth that' beyond getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last.
"You'd never know, should your pain quickly feel,
What it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,
But, oh the loss, if you missed what I'm doing in you.
"So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to truly know me.
And thought oft My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still...Wait."

2 comments:

The Strings said...

Thank you for posting this poem. So often we all feel like this no matter what situation we are going through. I am going to post it on my blog also. Tammy

Krysta said...

I got mine in the mail last week and was planning on posting this on my blog too because everyone that is going through what we are going through needs to read this!