Waiting…but God

The days seem longer as I wait for my departure. The call of the LORD my God is unmistakable. Of this one thing I am confident, “That He who began a good work in me will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ…
Philippians 1:6

Why then does doubt hit me hard in moments like these? My beloved is waiting, ministering to those the Lord our God has appointed, and yes, how I long to be with her. But my hope is in God.

Father, the waiting is unbearable. Where are friends when I want to cry out, “How much longer must I wait?Where is the help, the provision!

Where are they who would give ear to my cry? Others would say, “What if you didn’t really hear God’s call? Are you sure this is what God wants you to do? How are you going to make it there?” Do these same thoughts cross my mind? If only for a brief moment, but God…

He brings me back to His Word…like Peter, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the Words of eternal life.1” Oh how great the temptation to give up and once again depend on my flesh, to make a way, instead of waiting on the Lord. But though I may at many moments be faithless, He is faithful to comfort and remind me He is God. “Is anything too difficult for God 2?”

My thoughts betray me, the fear, the anxiety, the loneliness, the longing, all these takes its toll without end it seems. I seek for comfort, for words of encouragement, but God…

He tells me write a letter for the churches. I ask, “but Lord, what if they don’t receive it gladly? What if they do not…” I am met with silence. He has given me His Word, His promise, need He say more?

So I did, the letters have gone out, to share the vision of the call for the Bible College where His Word will be taught, where missionaries will be trained to follow the example of our Lord Jesus Christ through the study of God’s Word. Writing it was a labor; the old man warred with the Spirit in its writing. In my ability, there is no good thing, but God…

I sought the scriptures to share His Word for the church to support the work of those who labor for the Lord…there are many dear ones, there is a lot…from Abraham to David to the Lord Jesus and yes, even to Paul, most specially through him who followed in His footsteps.

My heart cries out to my LORD, my GOD, will no one hear? He again reminds me, “the battle is the Lords 3Be still and know that I am God 4…”

The Ephesian church was rebuked by the Lord because they had left their first Love, but He encourages them to “remember…repent…and do the deeds you did at first 5”, if not, the lampstand will be removed; to the church in Smyrna 6, He says that “I know your tribulation and poverty, but you are rich…” and still He reminds them, “Do not fear what you are about to suffer…Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.

This morning, the Lord reminded me, the same He reminds to each and everyone He has called, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also 7but seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you 8.”

Dear family, friends, where is your treasure? Did your heart follow?

Are you seeking great things for yourselves, or are you seeking the Lord and all that He is9.
Jeremiah 45:5

Do you inquire in His temple, the temple of the Lord, to behold His beauty, the beauty of the Lord 10. Psalm 27:4

Therefore, dear soul and dear ones, remember the Words of Jesus,

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.”
John 14:1-2


“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name.” Malachi 3:16

Imagine the Lord listening to and hearing every conversation you have about Him with a friend.

About all the things that He has done, the things that He is presently doing and the things still future that you are confident He will accomplish for you. Imagine.

You should be ecstatic to know that according to His Word, He writes them all in a “book of remembrance“. You ever wonder what this book will contain as far as the stuff you’ve shared all these years? To a long-lost friend? To your husband or wife as you spend an afternoon hiking up the hills in Winchester?

To your sons and daughters as you shared a meal and family time with them?

What about the person who sat next to you enduring 16 hours of cramped seating on your flight to India?

Or the exchanges you’ve had with those who came to you as a client, and sat them on a chair for consults, only to find out that like you, they also love and fear the Lord? Are you remembering?

Our Father remembers all those “God talks” you’ve had, and will continue to have in the years to come. With Jesus, He shares your joy and even makes the time to write them all and keep every line stored in a “book of remembrance”!

Oh, what God will do to to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. Imagine that.

Noah Webster says it means, to recall, to remind.

Chuck Swindoll expounds it even more, and I have not forgotten it. To remember, according to CS, is “to act in one’s behalf”. The archaic definition is “bethink” which really just means to cause (oneself) to consider. Imagine this my friend, when God remembers, He causes Himself to consider in your behalf! He acts in your behalf!

So the next time you ask God to remember you or His promise to you, think differently. Bethink. Consider Jesus and act in His behalf. It is my hope that you do.

A couple more verses for you to consider.

“Then God remembered Noah…” Genesis 8:1

“Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, Before the difficult days come, And the years draw near when you say, ‘I have no pleasure in them.'” Ecclesiastes 12:1

Bethink what God records in the “book of remembrance“.