I Don't Know.

There are 3 things that I get asked on a regular basis that gnaw on my last frayed nerve (that was for you, Dorothy!)

1. Why are you not working as a dental hygienist?

2. Has your house sold? Followed by “Oh wow… I wonder why not! Well the right person will eventually come around!”

3. Where are you moving to?

I know that people are trying to be nice, make conversation, and show genuine interest in my life, but, it’s driving me bananas. Yah, I said bananas.

It’s not because they ask.

It’s not because they ask… everyday.

It’s because I don’t know the answer to any of these questions. And, I highly dislike saying the words “Yah… I don’t know.”

Tonight I came across this verse:

“The eyes of all wait for You [looking, watching, and expecting] and You give them their food in due season; You open Your hand and satisfy every living thing with favor.” Psalms 145:15-16

This is an encouragement in the midst of some of the most terrifying moments in my life. God always gives us what we need in due time. He promises to satisfy us with His favor.

There are a lot of things that we often look to for satisfaction…jobs, money, people, cars, clothes, (fill in the blank with whatever you would like). I am definitely guilty of looking to these types of things for my happiness and fulfillment. However, I am thankful that I can wait expectantly for the satisfaction of God’s favor in due season.

I may not be able to force someone to give me a job, or buy my house, but I am able to trust in God, and wait for Him to show himself strong in my life. He has a plan, and I know that it is worth the waiting.

Habakkuk 2:3 says this:

“This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.”

Every time someone asks me about my present situation I have a choice to make. I can choose to be discouraged and frazzled at the constant reminder that I am waiting for something to happen, or I can be joyful in the fact that my waiting is just the beginning to a promise that has been given to me: “wait patiently, for it will surely take place…”

Sooner or later, I will work in my field, we will become a part of a new church family, and our house will sell… and, the best part is that we can turn around and give God all the props for it.

He is faithful, and He always satisfies those who wait on Him, with His favor.

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