Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I needed this and I know some others who do to

I saw this the other day on a new blog I read (loved it by the way)

and I had to share because I needed it and I know a few others who do to.

"Wait"
by Russell Kelfer

Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried;
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied.
I pled and I wept for a clue to my fate . . .
And the Master so gently said, "Wait."

"Wait? you say wait?" my indignant reply.
"Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith I have asked, and I'm claiming your Word.

"My future and all to which I relate
Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to wait?
I'm needing a 'yes', a go-ahead sign,
Or even a 'no' to which I can resign.

"You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe,
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord I've been asking, and this is my cry:
I'm weary of asking! I need a reply."

Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate,
As my Master replied again, "Wait."
So I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut,
And grumbled to God, "So, I'm waiting for what?"

He seemed then to kneel, and His eyes met with mine . . .
and He tenderly said, "I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run.

"I could give all you seek and pleased you would be.
You'd have what you want, but you wouldn't know Me.
You'd not know the depth of my love for each saint.
You'd not know the power that I give to the faint.

"You'd not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You'd not learn to trust just by knowing I'm there.
You'd not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence are all you can see.

"You'd never experience the fullness of love
When the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
But you'd not know the depth of the beat of My heart.

"The glow of my comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight.
The depth that's beyond getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last.

"You'd never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,
But, oh, the loss, if you missed what I'm doing in you.

"So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to truly know me.
And though oft My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still . . . Wait."

Be blessed!

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6 comments:

ABamaMom said...

Let me know when you want to get together! Hopefully I'll get over this by the weekend...it's just nasty sinus stuff! I've been needing to come to H'ville...need to go to JoAnns and also get some Jason's Deli (wish I had one closer and could get some chicken pot pie soup today...it might help)!

melody-mae said...

Lorie,
this poem is beautiful! sometimes it is just so hard to 'wait'...to be stil and know that he is GOD...thanks for this lovely post today!

blessings-
melody

DaisyGirl said...

The more this can be shared, the more of us who really need it will definitely be touched! Hope you're having a good hUMp day!

Kiamae1975 said...

I was just passing through looking at random blogs and found yours. I read the poem and just cried and cried and cried. I shared with my facebook friends.

Going through courts trying to adopt our baby girl we have had since birth and she is now almost 16 months old. I knew and still do know that God had his hand in this adoption from the very moment. When my husband was ready to adopt it just fell in to place and came together without a hitch.

A few months after the birth mom willingly gave up her rights..she had chosen us as parents, she inherited money from her grandfather passing away and found out that the birth father's rights had not been terminated. She got back with him and is now fighting to get our daughter back. We had our day in court and the birth mom actually admitted she was the one who changed her mind and that is why we were all at court.

We are now waiting on the final decision on the judge to see if the birth father has any rights. There might be a chance they will appeal if the judge terminates birth fathers rights.

There have been so many people asking me "how are you keeping from going insane with the wait?" It's been since Feb. 7th and I couldn't find the rights way to express how I was feeling about the wait until I read this poem.

I truly feel that God brought Gracie in to our home/lives and family...He made it happen.

My husband also said something one time, "God's plan is perfect it's humans who go and screw things up."

So I wanted to say thank you for posting this poem and I am glad that I saw this blog. It helped tremendously. I haven't gone insane with waiting because God is here. He's helping us to wait. Also another friend of mine said one time, "Faith is not about everything turning out okay, it's being okay with how things turn out." That helps me to keep waiting as well.

Thank you again.

Love my 2 BoYs! said...

Oh, thank you so so much for sharing this Lorie!! My heart needed to hear this, love you!

SSS said...

i know you dont know me but i posted a blog today asking about answers from god and then i was going through random blogs and came across yours. this is the answer i was looking for thank you