Mar. 14, 2014 Our Life

She Shares Truth: Waiting

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen that I’ve started following the She Reads Truth devotional series. Can I just say, this group of ladies is incredible and it’s like doing a bible study with women all around the world from my living room. I hope more of my local friends will join in. Since I just hopped on the #SheReadsTruth bandwagon this week, I missed the first Friday devotional blog link up which now leads us to today to read Psalm 38 and reflect upon it in our own words. I’m completely humbled by reading everyone’s different thoughts, hurts, cries, desires and prayers as they reflect on reading just one passage from the bible. The passage is below.  
 
1 Lord, do not rebuke me in your anger 
or discipline me in your wrath. 
2 Your arrows have pierced me, 
and your hand has come down on me. 
3 Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; 
there is no soundness in my bones because of my sin. 
4 My guilt has overwhelmed me 
like a burden too heavy to bear. 
 
5 My wounds fester and are loathsome 
because of my sinful folly. 
6 I am bowed down and brought very low; 
all day long I go about mourning. 
7 My back is filled with searing pain; 
there is no health in my body. 
8 I am feeble and utterly crushed; 
I groan in anguish of heart. 
 
9 All my longings lie open before you, Lord; 
my sighing is not hidden from you. 
10 My heart pounds, my strength fails me; 
even the light has gone from my eyes. 
11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; 
my neighbors stay far away. 
12 Those who want to kill me set their traps, 
those who would harm me talk of my ruin; 
all day long they scheme and lie. 
 
13 I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, 
like the mute, who cannot speak; 
14 I have become like one who does not hear, 
whose mouth can offer no reply. 
15 Lord, I wait for you; 
you will answer, Lord my God. 
16 For I said, “Do not let them gloat 
or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.” 
 
17 For I am about to fall, 
and my pain is ever with me. 
18 I confess my iniquity; 
I am troubled by my sin. 
19 Many have become my enemies without cause[b]; 
those who hate me without reason are numerous. 
20 Those who repay my good with evil 
lodge accusations against me, 
though I seek only to do what is good. 
 
21 Lord, do not forsake me; 
do not be far from me, my God. 
22 Come quickly to help me, 
my Lord and my Savior.
The verse that stood out to me the most was v. 15. “I wait for you, O Lord, you will answer, O Lord my God.”  
 
At this very time in my life, waiting on the Lord is even harder for me to do while we are going through the adoption process. There are some days that I am at complete peace as to how the process is going and then there are some days that I want to pull my hair out when someone asks me to fill out another form or go to another appointment. I can’t wait for the day that we can teach our children about patience and waiting on the Lord. Hebrews 6:15 says, "And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.” A friend from our Life Group shared with us last night that the toughest thing they had to do while waiting for their son to come into their lives was being patient and waiting on the Lord. He said, everything that is happening to you both right now is happening for a reason and as frustrating as it can be, you must wait on the Lord.  
 
I'm being patient and waiting on you, O Lord.
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