While We Still Wait

It’s been so long since you were light-hearted.

God knows you try not to worry, to wait patiently, to be thankful in all the other things.

Will this be my lot in life?  You still wonder in the dark.

Will there be any joy left for me?


You struggle to pray.

For what? What is it you are actually praying for? What is it that you want God to do?

You can change this if you want to, Father. Your prayers loop in shallow circles.

Why don’t you want to?


A tinge of unwelcome fear bleeds blue into life’s warmest moments.

Will it not happen, then? Your chest tightens, even in the sun.

Am I to be left living with only this?


But, God wastes nothing.

For you who seek his face, all waiting and yearning is not lost.

Beauty and joy will come from all the ashes.

Trust in the plans of your Maker.

For you will look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.


Wait for the LORD.
Be strong, and let your heart take courage.
Wait for the LORD.

For you will look upon the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.


He is our light, and our salvation.

He is for us.

What then, shall we fear?

He is with us.

Peace to each of you as you wait, and hope, and trust, in the goodness of God.


12 responses to While We Still Wait

  1. Nicki says:

    Thank you so much . . . we have been in this season for what seems like an eternity. We are still waiting patiently (sometimes notsomuch), praying always and trusting that He has something awesome in store for us. Thank you for the reminder. God Bless.

  2. Debbie Livingston says:

    Hi Kim,

    I just had to mail you. I have been reading your posts since the one you wrote about our boys and how they have a part to play in our responsibilities for our girls. I loved what you wrote then and feel my heart reach up to our Lord when you share your posts still. I am not light hearted, but with the weight carried by God and not me I can do his work and it feels much less overwhelming.

    Thank you for blessing my inbox



  3. Sandi says:

    Oh my goodness – how did you know I was stuggling like this?

    I am undone.

    Thank you for saying out loud what I’ve been thinking for a very long time but would never have said.

  4. Isabel Newcomb says:

    This spoke to me in a powerful way today…right where I am right now…thinking that God is not hearing anything I say to Him. My lightheartedness has waned and I feel almost dead inside. Thank you for encouragement.


  5. Exactly where I am this morning. Ours is health related. With items easily fixed if our medical system as not so slow, and simply healed with a word or a nod from the Healer. He Heals this part, and leaves that. He lessons pain here, but doesn’t heal the cause. And I sigh. Our bodies were not made to be whole and healthy until we fall asleep and move to be with Christ. This I do know. But I’d love a little breaking into the kingdom now. Yesterday I waited in a Veterans Hospital ER room for 8 hours with my husband. I thougth a lot about waiting yesterday . . .

  6. lkrause1997 says:

    Reblogged. What an amazing post and so timely for me.

  7. donna says:

    Tears. I needed this today, Kim. Thank you. XO

  8. thanks Kim – I needed a reminder that heaven is the final destination and He will answer those continual prayers that we send up to him daily, monthly and yearly. Our time is not God’s timing and we live in such a ‘now’ generation. I think I need to come to your women’s camp next year or study (whatever). So thrilled to see God using your blog and life to teach all of us. Love to you Kimmie! 😉

  9. writingjen says:

    This Is Exactly Where I Am At. Waiting Patiently For God. Thank You For Your Words. Lovely.

  10. Shawn Johnson says:

    Absolutely just what I needed to read as I am struggling with that very issue. I just love how awesome God is!

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