sitting in the waiting room

April 29th, 2010

“sitting in the waiting room of silence
waiting for that still soft voice i know
offering my words up to the rooftop to Your heart
trusting that this closet’s where You are”
~waiting room, shane barnard

we’ve been in the “waiting for a new job” waiting room for a little over two months now.  people often ask how we’re doing and my usual reply is “fine”.  everytime that word comes out of my mouth i think of all the times i’ve been told, especially at church, that most people really aren’t fine.  they either don’t want to take the time to give an honest answer or they don’t think the person asking wants to be bothered by the truth.

a few weeks ago i was challenged on my “fine” answer.  a friend asked, “how do you really feel?”  and so i answered honestly, “i really do feel fine.  i know God has this.  i know He has a plan.  i know He has a job lined up.  He knows where it is.  He knows when it will come.  we just have to wait.”  i am so grateful to find contentment in the waiting.  God has proven time and time again that He has plans for me and for my family.  why would i doubt Him now?

i have been blown away by the ‘peace that passes all understanding’.  i can truly say i believe and am living, by the grace of God, philippians 4:6~7, “the Lord is near.  do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

“i will run when i cannot walk
i will sing when there is no song
i will pray when there is no prayer
i will listen when i cannot hear

sitting in the waiting room of silence
waiting for that still soft voice i know
offering my words up to the rooftop to Your heart
trusting that this closet’s where You are

Lord i know if i change my mind
You will change my heart in time
Sovereign Lord this time’s from You
so i sit in the waiting room of silence
cause its all about You

i will fight when i cannot feel
i will trust when You don’t seem real
i will tell when i cannot speak
i will step when i cannot see”
~waiting room, shane barnard


One Response to “sitting in the waiting room”

  1. Angela on December 7, 2010 12:38 pm

    One of my followers from my blog shared this post with me. She shared with me because she KNEW I could relate to everything you wrote. You see…my husband was out of work for two years. The last year NO income what so ever coming in….The last two years my family and I have faced more ‘storms’ than ever before. I told hubby.’you know we have never experienced more storms in our lives than at this time,,but we have also never experienced how BIG God is and how much BIGGER He is than these storms’.

    “God has proven time and time again that He has plans for me and for my family.”
    amen girl..plans to prosper us and not to harm us, plans to give us a future and a hope…Jeremiah 29:11
    Blessings dear one.

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