The Waiting

It is hard to wait. A little unnerving, a bit unsettling. When? How? What will happen?

I am currently waiting for Ian’s rain and wind bands to hit Virginia. I am watching the strange cloud formations in the sky, seeing them move in an unusual direction. I feel the oncoming rain in my bones. (And yes, I know that makes me sound 100 years old, but it’s true! ūüôā )

We are not expecting anything like the terrible storm that hit Floridians. I have been thinking and praying for all of them so much. We could get 2-6 inches of rain, depending on how it tracks. Tucked into the side of a mountain as our century old home is, it is a little concerning.

But these times, these waitings, these storms…. these are the tests of faith. Do I believe that God protects me? Do I trust that whatever happens is for the best? Can I rest in that, and not fret?

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for him!” – Isaiah 30:18

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” – Psalm 27:14

“My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning.” – Psalm 130:5

I tell you what I am waiting for the most. That glorious, amazing, transformational day when the Lord Jesus reappears to gather those of us who love Him, those He has saved by His great sacrifice. That day is worth all the waiting.

Read this slowly, out loud if you can. Rejoice and wait in the blessed hope:

“Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sins, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for Him.” – Hebrews 9:27-28

Blessings, Lisa

Praying that all affected by Hurricane Ian will find a place of safety and aid.

Spring Will Come

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Virginia in the spring

Winter is difficult for those of us with chronic pain.  Cold does not agree with already stiff and painful joints.  But every step we are taking is bringing us one step closer to Spring.  It is right there, beneath the ground, ready to spring forth with blossoms, breezes, wafts of fragrance.

New life.  New dreams.

“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.’ ”

-Lamentations 3:22-24

Love, Lisa

 

What I’m Waiting For

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What I’m waiting for….

Christmas, peace, family getting together, walking better, eggnog

Music, losing weight, Jesus coming back, hugs, understanding

Always waiting, but maybe,

By always¬†looking forward¬†I’m missing the now

The beauty of right now….the messes, the expectation,

The reaching for something, the trying, the loving

The starting over again new each morning

Knowing that God’s faithfulness is there through it all.

c2017 Lisa Lyons

Waiting

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Having an injury or illness mandates much waiting, much stillness, much hoping and praying. ¬†I am truly seeing what it is to wait for the Lord, to wait to see the mounting up with wings like eagles. ¬†In my oh-too-human moments, I doubt and fear and fret. ¬†But it is a promise….people who wait upon the Lord¬†shall and will¬†mount up with wings like eagles, we will walk and not grow faint.¬† A promise, a sure hope. ¬†And that brings me past my human self for a time, to see the bigger thing that God wants me to see. ¬†He’s there, He’s always with me, He never leaves me, and He will carry me through. So thank you, God, for the waiting. ¬†It’s been good. ¬†Blessings to all of you who are also waiting. ¬†Slainte, Lisa

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” ~Psalm 27:14

Expectant

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Sometimes I feel like these docks…expectant, open, waiting for something unknown to come.¬† Wanting to be stable, content, and steady for whatever does come my way.¬† Afraid that somehow I’ll give way under the pressure, but God always keeps me grounded in that way He does.¬† Praying for an open and waiting heart today, that Jesus will bring just the thing He knows is best¬†for me¬†today.¬† Slainte, Lisa