interim

Posted: July 20th, 2009 | Filed under: God, life | Tags: | 5 Comments »

A voice said, “Shout!” I said, “What shall I shout about?” – Isaiah 40:6

There is so much change. People are moving, dying and alternating. Doors are closing before new one’s are opened. Like a butterfly trapped in an unrelenting cocoon. The silence is deafening and the fear of being forgotten is the only palpable certainty.

Doubt blankets like the night full of stars who are more important than you. Uncertainty is the breeze moving blades of grass to a tune that is kept secret from you. Jilt is the faint sounds of a party you were not invited to. 

Believing the promise gets harder and harder because the echo fades. God wants us to trust Him and it seems so easy until He slips out while you’re napping beneath an apparatus of wind-up possibilities. A toddler trapped in a crib behind a closed door. The silence is a reminder of sung-out dreams.

Why would you ever complain… or whine… saying, “God has lost track of me. He doesn’t care what happens to me”? Don’t you know anything? Haven’t you been listening? God doesn’t come and go. God lasts… He doesn’t get tired out, doesn’t pause to catch his breath. – Isaiah 40:27-28

The God who ‘scoops up the ocean in his two hands‘,  ‘measures the sky between his thumb and finger‘ and ‘marches his army of stars out each night‘ is speaking to us. He’s saying, ‘Comfort, oh comfort, my people.’

We are waiting, not forgotten. We are gaining strength, not missing out.


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5 Comments on “interim”

  1. 1 John UpChurch said at 4:10 am on July 20th, 2009:

    Thank you for this post. It's a timely reminder to me, as I feel sometimes like I've been holding my breath and waiting for something—anything—to happen, for God to move on my schedule. Waiting has never been a strength for me, but God patiently reminds me who's got everything under control (Him) and who can't see past today (me).

  2. 2 Serena Woods said at 4:36 am on July 20th, 2009:

    I am right there with you! I like Andy's approach. I'll try that today….

  3. 3 Linda said at 9:15 pm on July 21st, 2009:

    Serena,

    "Believing the promise gets harder and harder because the echo fades. God wants us to trust Him and it seems so easy until He slips out while you’re napping beneath an apparatus of wind-up possibilities. "

    Beautifully written.

    There is nothing more painfully raw having to wait on God's promises to be fulfilled. Our timing is NOT the same as God's and that hurts. He always shows up when we least expect it. I needed this today! Thanks. 🙂

  4. 4 Serena Woods said at 3:04 am on July 22nd, 2009:

    Linda, thanks. 🙂 There are a lot of people who seem to be in the interim right now. I know I am. I'm going to write another blog for those of us who are there. I'll base it on the ten virgins in Matthew 25.

  5. 5 Linda Haffner said at 4:40 pm on July 22nd, 2009:

    Must be a confirmation… hubby was telling me about the ten virgins sermon he heard this past Sunday in Virginia Beach… where he's at 🙁

    Can't wait for your blog!