While I am Waiting…

While I am Waiting

Posted on October 30, 2013 by coachin4christ

While I’m Waiting

I’m waiting, I’m waiting on You Lord
And I am hopeful, I’m waiting on You Lord
Though it is painful, but patiently I will wait

And I will move ahead bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience

While I’m waiting I will serve You
While I’m waiting I will worship
While I’m waiting I will not faint
I’ll be running the race even while I wait

I’m waiting, I’m waiting on You Lord
And I am peaceful, I’m waiting on You Lord
Though it’s not easy no, but faithfully I will wait
Yes, I will wait

And I will move ahead bold and confident
Taking every step in obedience

While I’m waiting I will serve You
While I’m waiting I will worship
While I’m waiting I will not faint
I’ll be running the race even while I wait

I will move ahead bold and confident
I’ll be taking every step in obedience, yeah

While I’m waiting I will serve You
While I’m waiting I will worship
While I’m waiting I will not faint

And I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting on You Lord

I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting
I will serve You while I’m waiting
I will worship while I’m waiting

Songwriters
John Waller II

I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalm 40: 1

Waiting patiently…the above song has resonated in my heart since I was returned to the states this past Aug. It has become a reminder everyday and on some days my prayer and my cry, because there are some things I am wrestling and fighting to wait for and there are some things that are worth waiting for.

How can I wait patiently for the Lord? As I serve here in Haiti I am daily reminded and tested to wait patiently. I learn so much from my Haitian brothers and sisters in this area. I really thought I was a pretty patient person until I came to Haiti and God showed me I can use even more patience.  Almost everything we do here is hurry up and then wait. For the longest time I would get agitated and frustrated when things didn’t start on time. Growing up I was taught to be on time and for our family that meant being at least 10-15min. early. There were even times we showed up  earlier, especially during swim season. I carried that over into my adult life and even when I coached. There were only a hand full of times where I was late and when I was people called out the Calvary:>) I had built a trust with those I coached and they knew they could count on me to be there. I’ve had to loosen my grip on this…I still show up on time or early, but I don’t get agitated like before…I try to make it more of a teaching moment when need to.

We have waited 3 years to move out to the campus…it has been 3 years of ups and downs, twists and turns, joy, heartache and persecution.  I can say with confidence that it was needed. We needed to wait. We needed to get to know our community and build relationships with those in it and in our church. We needed to watch the women of our church…fruit inspectors if you will:>) Watch how they cared and interacted with their own children and the children in the community. We needed to see their hearts to be able to know who would love on and help raise the beautiful children we have now. There is a beauty in waiting and these momma’s are a gift from God.  Being on the campus now and hearing our kids from my room, hearing choir practice, playing with the kids and walking 1 min. to church now. Hearing or taking part in the all night prayer meetings or waking to them praying in the mornings…so worth the wait.

We wait for leading and guidance when it comes to the children of this town who are being abused, enslaved, molested, prostitued. We cry out to the Lord for His help and for ways to combat generational sins. This isn’t a culture thing as so many people tried to tell me…THIS IS A SIN PROBLEM…pure and simple. We wait as a clinic is being built to be able to help and minister to these children and to the many mothers that have been abused and raped.

We wait for a church to be built while we worship in a military tent…when and with what resources and who will provide? Only God knows and His timing is perfect…so we wait.

We wait as our desire is to have each of the children to have 10 branches on their Family Tree to be filled. Who will “Lov’em Like Jesus” ? Yes, we wait!! As we wait…we pray, Pray, PRAY!!!

We wait for the men in this community to realize who they are in Christ and how much we need strong Godly men to lead…in the community, in the church and in our homes. This is particularly heavy on my heart as I pray Psalm 128. We wait.

Personally…I wait for those that I love to surrender and give their hearts to Jesus. I wait for the many young people that I know and love to give their hearts and lives to Him. I wait, but I wait expectantly! Expecting Him to do a work in their lives. Praying for opportunities to share more of Jesus with them. Praying that the words I have spoken or the actions I make reflected the heart, love and life of Christ. I wait…knowing that it isn’t me who will change their hearts, but Christ.

I wait upon the Lord for the desires of my heart. It is days like today when those desires become more of a heartache and so I wrestle with knowing that His will may be different for me and so I surrender all to Him, because when it comes down to it…I want His desires to be my desires and I want to be in His most perfect will. So I wait and cry out to Him.

I wait as friends and family struggle and face challenges that in my flesh I want to change and fix, but giving them over to the Lord knowing He has everything under control.  I wait and cry out in prayer for change, for transformation, for revelation, for truth, for healing, for deliverance, for peace, for wisdom and for some to be brought to their knees. I wait and I cry out for those I love.

The song above has become a daily reminder that in the waiting…I will serve Him…in the waiting…I will worship Him…in the waiting…I will not faint…I will keep running the race.

Please pray that I don’t give in or give up…that I will wait patiently.

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