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Faith song.

“Waiting here for you” Christy Nockels

This song is so uplifting and reminds of what faith really means…

…expecting God to do great things. It means believing that the sun will come out again or that the fog will clear. Why? Because He is God. He is in control. He is good and loves us. He wants awesome things for us!

Hebrews 11: 1-3

1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. 2 This is what the ancients were commended for. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Of course we don’t get everything we want all the time. Some things in life just don’t work out how we want or expect them to. This hurts. This can smear gunk over our faith and the vision that we once had.

Like children, we would be awful, spoiled and fail to appreciate the beauty and gifts of life if we simply got everything we wanted all the time.

This song makes me think on the times I’ve waited on God and have been just so astounded by the gifts He has given. Waiting can be so difficult, but in season can bear beautiful fruit and is so worth it.

This song also reminds me of the times I have let fear, impatience and pressure rule me and cause me to make less than desirable choices for my life. These were times where I moved away from faith and listened to contrary messages instead – messages from culture, society or even well-intentioned loved ones who didn’t have wise insight on a situation, but gave advice anyway. In fear or pressure, I listened to these voices instead of the voice of God. I chose fear instead of faith.

I am thankful for a God who knows “we are but flesh” but loves us anyway.

He loves us enough to change us and not keep us where we’re at. He wants our health, wellness and happiness and for our hearts to love Him – to return to Him.

I am in awe of the mercy and grace of God. It’s not a love that spoils and says “It’s ok – you’re perfect no matter what you do so live however you want! Who cares!” It’s a love that sharpens, strengthens and brings me face to face with what I need to change. It’s a love that protects me, helps me and allows me to be human. It’s a grace that is sufficient to carry us through the dark night’s of our souls.

It’s a love that says, “I love you as you are. And I love you when you are with Me. You belong with Me.”

Psalm 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 The heavens declare the glory of God;
the skies proclaim the work of his hands.
2 Day after day they pour forth speech;
night after night they reveal knowledge.
3 They have no speech, they use no words;
no sound is heard from them.
4 Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,
their words to the ends of the world.
In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.
5     It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,
like a champion rejoicing to run his course.
6 It rises at one end of the heavens
and makes its circuit to the other;
nothing is deprived of its warmth.

7 The law of the Lord is perfect,
refreshing the soul.
The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,
making wise the simple.
8 The precepts of the Lord are right,
giving joy to the heart.
The commands of the Lord are radiant,
giving light to the eyes.
9 The fear of the Lord is pure,
enduring forever.
The decrees of the Lord are firm,
and all of them are righteous.

10 They are more precious than gold,
than much pure gold;
they are sweeter than honey,
than honey from the honeycomb.
11 By them your servant is warned;
in keeping them there is great reward.
12 But who can discern their own errors?
Forgive my hidden faults.
13 Keep your servant also from willful sins;
may they not rule over me.
Then I will be blameless,
innocent of great transgression.

14 May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart
be pleasing in your sight,
Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.

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I like it. Love you Stephanie.

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