I am standing in absolute stillness, silent before the one I love, waiting as long as it takes for him to rescue me. Only God is my Savior, and he will not fail me. Psalm 62:5 TPT
Those stressful moments when you’re trying to get ready for work, running around like a chicken with you head cut off, trying to get as much done as possible before you leave. That’s where I was when I heard the Lord say, “Hey, remember me? You rushed out of our time just as I was getting settled in to listen. Why are you in such a hurry? Those things can wait, but I need to share some things with you that you’re going to need today.”
How can I say no to such a request? How can I not take a moment to sit with Him? Just taking the time to read that verse calms my mind and spirit. I find myself taking a deep breath and exhaling all the stress, all the concerns and every care I’ve been holding onto.
I’m trying to be more deliberate with even my time with Walt. Sometimes I tend to get the attitude that he’ll always be there, I have more important things to tend to right now. But last year, when he was in and out of the hospital from February through September, I realized how wrong I was.
Psalm 62:9a TPT says; Before God all the people of the earth, high or low, are like smoke that disappears, like a vapor that quickly vanishes away.
That’s exactly where I am this morning. I can’t call back this moment and do it over. Each and every moment I have on this earth is valuable to God, whether it be time alone with Him or time working with Him to influence others for the Kingdom. I must value that time and make it count. A smile, a touch, a word of encouragement to someone, a soft kiss in passing, even saying I love you until they’re convinced they are loved.
So Jesus, here I am standing in absolute stillness, waiting for Your love to encompass me and carry me away with You. When I’m in trouble, You are there to rescue me. When I’m afraid, You comfort me with the largeness of Your presence. No foe can stand before You, for each of them have been defeated. You will never fail me. Failure isn’t something You know how to do. So I’m trusting in You to be all I need today. Here’s my heart, do with me as You please.
Glad I Chose to Wait,