Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wait...QUIETLY?!

"Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:

Because of the Lord's great love we are
not consumed,
for His compassions never fail.
They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness.

I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion;
therefore I will wait for Him.

The Lord is good to those whose hope is
in Him, to the one who seeks Him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord."
Lamentations 3:21-26

Oh goodness. I need these words today. I cling to the hope promised.
There has been a false accusation slammed on one of my dear siblings, and it's sucking the life out of our family. I want to stand on the roof and shout the truth... but I wonder if that's what God would call me to do? Yes, truth should be known. But am I in too compulsive a state to convey said truth clearly? Probably. Do I have a hard time waiting quietly? Absolutely.
Waiting= feeling like I'm sitting around doing nothing. I think there's something deeper to this message, though. The SALVATION OF THE LORD comes when I give everything to Him. I need to pour out my heart to Him, calling on Him for justice and mercy. It's so hard. I'm not a waiter. But even more...I'm not QUIET.
QUIETLY= holding my thoughts in 'til I could burst. But quietly in this context would probably mean simply not spewing every ill thought I have, infecting everyone else involved.
The salvation of the Lord is a powerful thing. Scratch that. THE most powerful thing. So, if you need me you'll find me quiet and waiting... struggling on both accounts, but expecting something huge.

6 comments:

Anna said...

you are my hero. thanks for helping hold everybody together.

Jill said...

feeling so sad for all of you....so frustrating. I agree about wanting so badly to say something, but holding on and saying nothing, which in the end will make you the bigger person. Hang in there-
thoughts and prayers with you.

moren blog said...

oh Liz, I wish I could be there to give you all a hug. Not sure what is going on but please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My heart is aching for all involved.....maggie

Liz said...

thank you, elizabeth. you are an amazing writer and have spoken to me so deeply. i need to hear these exact words 100 times a day.
Love mom, via your account...lol!

Liz said...

Thanks for the sweet encouragement, everybody. We'll get through this yet.
Maggie, I assume your mom called you? It was so nice to hear your concern.
Love you all- keep up the prayers!

moren blog said...

Liz, Yes she did! Hopefully the truth will come out. Maggie