When Waiting’s the Wisest Choice

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Some Days

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Some days are simply set aside

for resting of the soul

when doing just cannot be done

and stillness is the goal

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Some days are filled with silence

while listening for His voice

when waiting is the wisest way

and faith’s the finest choice

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Some days are meant for battle

when darts of doubt are shot

extinguishing them with written Words

from wisdom that I’ve sought

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Some days are gilded with glory

as answered prayers proclaim

that once again our Living Lord

formed beauty from our pain.

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Wendy ❀ 2013

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I wrote this poem in 2013.

(I’ve posted it before, and my daughter has written music for it that I LOVE)

It came to mind during an evening walk with my husband.

He said things had turned out well for our family this year.

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We had done a lot of praying and waiting.

These turned out to be the wisest choices.

Often we don’t wait; but this time we did. 

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The reward for our waiting has now blessed

 other areas of our life we’ve been praying about.

It’s amazing what God our Rock can do when we wait and don’t get in the way.

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On the way to this beach my son and I talked about a valley he’d gone through.

It was a valley that our family walked through with him (hard to type with blurry eyes).

He shared with me something he recently found out about an old bully (via good ol’ Facebook).  

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It was something that shed light on the why behind the bullying.

It showed that all the hurtful words and accusations 

were about the bully—not our son.

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We had prayed. We had waited. And now our son has peace.

This year I also found out some things about an old bully

from my own childhood.

I found out it wasn’t about me.

Now it’s easier to forgive

when memories

resurface

(and easier to pray for the bully).

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But I will restore you to health

and heal your wounds,”

declares the LORD,

“because you were called an outcast,

Zion for whom no one cares.”

Jeremiah 30:17

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Blessings of Healing ❀ Wendy

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Here’s a link to my own  2 minute YouTube video I posted of the waves at Bate’s Beach.

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Do you ever find it hard to wait for God’s answer?

Do you believe in His perfect timing?

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