Waiting patiently for something you want so desperately is a heart wrenching feeling. A few days go by and the stress of waiting and longing for what I want is crippling the way I function and the way I’m thinking. So I STOP and realize this is not the way to handle what I want. I reflect on the following:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7).
It’s so difficult to give up what we want and leave it to what God wants. So I change my view. I STOP feeling anxious, I continue to pray for what I desire but I ask God to show me if what I am asking is even the right circumstance or does God have a completely different plan. I STOP worrying and leave it to God. This is very hard to do, but I ask for strength to believe this is what I need to do.
I am still waiting and praying. God will show me the answer at the right moment. I just need to let go and trust and reflect in silence so I can hear the answer.
I read the following and wait with an open heart and mind.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
STOP and trust God with all your wishes too.
Blessings to you ❤️