Monday, November 7, 2011

They Sit...Waiting for the Promise...of Spring...

The Vintage Chairs...and Glider...Wait...
They wait.... For Spring... The Promise...of Spring...
I sat down, and asked God to guide me, to what I needed to see, in my
Streams in the Desert...this morning...
I opened it, to July 26th....it read....

" By faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope." {Galatians 5:5}

There are times when everything looks very dark to me...so dark that I have to wait before I have hope. Waiting with hope is very difficult, but true patience is expressed when we must even wait for hope.... When we see no hint of success yet refuse to despair, when we see nothing but the darkness of night through our window yet keep the shutters open, because stars may appear in the sky... and when we have an empty place in our heart yet will not let it be filled with anything less than Gods Best...That is the greatest kind of patience in the Universe. It is the story of Job in the midst of the storm, Abraham on the road to Moriah, Moses in the desert of Midian, and the Son of Man, in the Garden of Gethsemane. And there is no patience as strong as that which endures because we see "him who is invisible" {Heb. 11:27}. It is the kind of patience that waits for Hope....
Dear Lord, You have made Waiting Beautiful...and Patience, Divine... You have taught us that Your will should be accepted...simply because, it's Your Will... You have revealed to us that a person may see nothing but sorrow in his cup, yet still be willing to drink it, because of a conviction that Your eyes see further than his own....
Father... give me Your Divine Power... the power of Gethsemane. Give me the strength...to wait, for Hope...to look through the window, when there are no stars... Even when my Joy is gone... give me the strength to stand Victoriously in the Darkest Night... and say..." To my Heavenly Father... the Sun Still Shines..."
I will have reached the point of greatest strength once I have learned to wait for Hope..." {George Matheson}
Strive to be one of the few who walk this earth with the ever present realization...every morning...noon, and night... that the unknown that people call heaven, is directly behind those things that are visible...
{ I do not ask my cross to understand...my way to see...
Better in Darkness...just to feel Your hand... and follow Thee...}

Peg will get her biopsy results, today... I told her to call me....when she gets them, to tell me I'm right...and it isn't cancer...
Please keep her, in your Prayers...Today...This Morning...Noon...and Night....
along with all...who suffer...in the darkness...waiting..for hope... it may be Your Prayer... that is the tiny...twinkling Star...they see afar...in the Blackest of Sky...
Love to You...
Barb C.
{I hope you pick up a Streams in the Desert....it truly has been a Raging River of Hope....in my life...}

2 comments:

kim nizzi said...

"Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul...

Emily Dickinson

simplyiowa said...

Kim....after I wrote this, this morning....tho, I didn't count, how many times...I wrote the word 'Hope'... it truly came Shining Through...as Hope...always...always....does....
Love, to You...
Barb C.