♕ Today's Promise: "...but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint". Isaiah 40:31
Dear Brides, one of the things I loved about this chapter, is that this is a place that we could envision ourselves in. I can even see some of you sitting with me in this waiting room. Waiting to be called... In this chapter 9; the author mentions: "What you and I do during the wait will have nothing at all to do with making the wait shorter—there is simply an “appointed time."
I am sitting in this waiting room waiting for my dear Heavenly Husband to make home-schooling possible for me. He already showed me a miracle because my former husband wanted to hear my concerns regarding sending our kids to school vs home-schooling in this trying time. And although my former husband agrees that we cannot risk sending them back to school, he also did not approve of ME doing the home-schooling.
So this is my concern. At this stage my children are spending time at my house for a week or two, then at my former husband's for a week or 2 and this is being treated as holiday time whereas it should be the time we ready ourselves and make sure that they don't fall behind on anything. Although they are doing the work that the school provides, I am just not sure that they are getting the education they need.
I am not saying that I am doing a better job than my former husband is doing because I know I am not. But having 2 homes doing the homeschooling with the one not knowing what the other is doing, is just not the stability that my children need at the moment.
I often want to do things to try and make the wait shorter. Try to do things in my own strength and all I do is exhaust myself. I am sitting in the waiting room, so He can make this happen. I have taken all of my concerns to Him and I am waiting for Him to call my name. There is nothing left for me to do but wait, surrender and trust.
Enjoying the wait when it comes to my children is one of the hardest things I am called to do now.
And then a verse in Psalms comes to mind. Twice in Psalm 42 and again in 43, the Psalmist writes:
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
Dear Bride, put your hope in God, for we will yet praise Him, our Saviour, and God. Let us enjoy the wait and although at times our soul may feel downcast, let us put our hope in our Heavenly Husband, the one who made heaven earth, is anything too difficult for Him? Do you trust Him to do this for you? Of course, He can do anything!
Isaiah 40:31 (NIV) but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
I recently used this exact scripture in a Praise Report, how amazingly He just confirms for me that if I hope in Him, my strength will be renewed.