The Waiting Game

Over the past four weeks, I’ve been playing the waiting game. I’m sure you’ve played this game too at one point or another in your life: waiting for test results; a call back from a very promising employer; an acceptance letter. The process is nerve-wrecking, and to be very honest, I’ve had a few sleepless nights (True story: Monday night I stayed up watching Rugrats on Nick Rewind). I’ve played every scenario over and over and over again in my head. I’ve thought out each next step and just prepared myself for the best and/or worst. I just wasn’t trusting God that no matter the outcome, it’s His will. 

While I was driving into work today, I heard God’s still, small voice remind me that He knows and cares about every little detail of my life. I was reminded that He gave me a purpose, and whether the results are in my favor or not, it is God’s will because He allowed it. And whatever the outcome, there’s a reason behind it and I may or may not understand that reason but it isn’t in vain. One of the biggest things I constantly have to remind myself is that I don’t have the mind of God. I know that if I get close enough to Him, He will gladly reveal certain things to me. But He also conceals things from us for unknown reasons. God knows our human minds just can’t handle certain knowledge; and ultimately, our simple plans and thoughts cannot compare to His’. 

So, I’ve been meditating on Jeremiah 29: 11, For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” I’ve spent days letting my own thoughts get the best of me. And today, when my mind starts to wonder, I just mentally recite this to myself. This one, simple plan of action gave me an enormous amount of comfort and peace. #beEncouraged