EMPOWERING CHRISTIAN WOMEN: WAIT! Blogger Widgets

WAIT!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


WAIT!

DESPERATELY, HOPLESSLY, LONGINGLY, I CRIED

QUITETLY, PATIENTLY, LOVINGLY GOD REPLIED…….

I PLEAD AND I WEPT FOR A CLUE TO MY FATE

AND THE MASTER SO GENTLY SAID WAIT.

WAIT? YOU SAID, 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’LL RESIGN.

YOU PROMISED, DEAR LORD, THAT IF WE BELIEVE,

WE NEED BUT TO ASK, AND WE SHALL RECEIVE.

LORD, I’VE BEEN ASKING! I NEED A REPLY

THEN QUIETLY, SOFTLY, I LEARNED OF MY FATE

AND MY MASTER REPLIED AGAIN “WAIT”

SO I SLUMPED IN MY CHAIR, DEFEATED AND TAUGHT

AND GRUMBLED TO GOD, SO I’M WAITING…….FOR WHAT?

HE THEN SEEMED 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 ALL YOU WANT, BUT YOU WOULDN’T KNOW ME.

YOU’D NOT KNOW THE DEPTHS 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 SEE.

YOU’D NEVER EXPERIENCE THE FULNESS OF LOVE

WHEN THE PEACE OF MY SPIRIT DESCENDS LIKE A DOVE.

YOU WOULD KNOW THAT I GIVE AND SAVE FOR A START,

BUT YOU’D NOT 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 DEPTHS THAT’S BEYOND GETTING JUST WHAT YOU ASK

FROM AN INFINITE GOD WHO MAKES WHAT YOU HAVE LAST.

YOU’D NEVER KNOW SHOULD YOUR PAIN QUICKLY FLEE,

WHAT IT MEANS, THAT MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE.

BUT OH THE LOST IF YOU MISSED WHAT I’M DOING IN YOU,

SO BE SILENT MY CHILD AND IN TIME YOU’LL SEE

THAT THE GREATEST OF GIFTS IS TO TRULY KNOW ME.

AND THOUGH MY ANSWERS SEEM TERRIBLY LATE,

MY MOST PRECIOUS ANSWER OF ALL IS WAIT!

~ Author Unknown



4 comments:

Treasia Stepp said...

What a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing that with us.

Karla Meachem said...

Thanks Treasia! Glad you liked it! It definately spoke to my heart.

"Be still & know that I am God."
~ Psalm 46:10

Marnie Swedberg said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas, Karla!

Karla Meachem said...

Thanx Marnie! Merry Christmas to you too!!! :)