Tuesday, May 9, 2017

“Wait on the Lord” is a constant refrain in the Psalms, and it is a necessary word, for God often keeps us waiting. He is not in such a hurry as we are, and it is not his way to give more light on the future than we need for action in the present, or to guide us more than one step at a time. When in doubt, do nothing, but continue to wait on God. When action is needed, light will come.”

~ J.I. Packer, Knowing God

Waiting. Being patient. Delaying gratification. These things are not so popular in this instant everything-at-our-fingertips world and yet, I am convinced, without them we risk sliding through this life never catching hold of the deep things that bring the most satisfaction on this side of eternity.

No sermon here, no list of things to do, just a whisper inviting you to slow down and give up the instant in favour of the richness of simply being still. It’s a lesson I learned well during the darkest days of my life and one that I’m revisiting.

Peace. Be still. Wait. Listen.


I’m a writer, reader, and creative. I thought by now I’d have things figured out, but I keep coming up with more questions. I think that’s okay. I’m here most mornings pondering ordinary things and the thin places where faith intersects.
  1. Good Morning, A nice post with a lovely picture. I wish you a wonderful day.

    1. Good morning to you, Mildred! Wishing you a sweet day too.

  2. Sometimes, anticipation is half the fun.

    1. I agree, Karen.

  3. Exquisite.

    1. Thank you, Karen.

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