It’s been just over a year since I first shared this song on YouTube. I’ll be sharing the recorded version of it tomorrow. I’m looking forward to that, although it’s nothing spectacular. But getting something recorded always feels good! :-)
Today, I thought I’d go back a year and post the video and blog post for this song…
Original Post: Bummer to Blessing – “Wait” 1/10/14
Waiting on God isn’t the easiest for us as human beings. We like to fix problems, get out of uncomfortable situations as quickly as possible and we would rather run away from trials than face them. Fortunately, we have a Father who knows what is best for us, His children.
I got my journal out from when “Wait” was written in 2006. I was facing health challenges, there were some serious situations that friends were facing, our times of prayer with the brethren felt like battles, we had some heartbreaking things occur in our extended family, and it was the year we had left our beloved church family that Gary and I had spent our entire married life, up to that point, with, Gary having spent a few years prior to our marriage there as well. It was a tough time. It was difficult.
I’m not going to try to make this blog all pretty and sweet and pretend like my life is perfectly wonderful when it’s really not. I used to be really concerned with how I appeared to other people. I prided myself on looking like I had it all together, even when inside I was completely feeling insane. I could pull it off pretty well. I was good at fooling people, which is bad. Let’s just say I was pretty much forced to let all that go for a period of time and I discovered that being real and authentic was a much better way of living than pretending like all was well when it really wasn’t. I’ve always admired people who were real, because they were so relatable. Of course, I could never bring myself to be that real…people would find out I wasn’t perfect!! <gasp> :-O
Needless to say, my posts are going to be raw and real, some more so than others, and the fact is that the other day I faced feelings of despair in regard to my health. As I struggled with my soul – to be thankful, content, submissive to God’s will – the Lord put this song on my heart again. It was almost as if He said, “Remember that song?” Yeah, I remembered that song. I went looking for it in my folder of songs. I never did find it…had to print a new copy.
Funny how long it’s been since I played that song…a really long time. And although it was void of chords, I could still remember how to play it. So I made a video for whoever out there who needs some encouragement to wait on God. I sure do and it speaks to my heart! What seemed like a bummer became a blessing. Isn’t that so neat how God can do that? He’s so amazing!
By the way, I’ve seen different people stating what their word of the year is. After taking a little step back and looking at what God has been putting on my heart so far, I think it’s safe to say that my word for this year is “WAIT”.
I wish I could say that I am thrilled. I’m not. My flesh says, “Not more waiting!” But I know God will get my heart to where He wants it to be. My prayer is that I learn to wait…without wandering and without doubting. That my faith would be strengthened as I wait. Hey, the Bible is full of promises for those who wait! And that’s an encouragement to me. So with that in mind, here is one of my favorite scripture promises regarding waiting on the Lord:
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”Isaiah 40:31
Looking forward to sharing my word for the new year with you as well as the recorded version of this song!
Until next time,
~ Adriel ~