So often in life, we want everything fast. We don’t want to wait for anything. Yet often, I find myself guilty caught up in this type of world but recently I came across this poem given to me that has blessed me dearly and reminded me, I’m still not in control. No matter what the problem is, or the storms we face, at the end of the day, we still must WAIT. Please be encouraged daily and know that there is nothing that God can’t handle.
by Russell Kelfer
Desperately, helplessly, longingly, I cried;
Quietly, patiently, lovingly, God replied.
I pled, and I wept for a clue to my fate….
And the Master so gently said, “WAIT”
“Wait? You say wait?” my indignant reply.
“Lord, I need answers, I need to know why!!!!
Is your hand shortened? Or have you not heard?
By faith, I have asked, and I’m claiming your Word.
“My future and all to which I relate
Hangs in the balance, and you tell me to wait?
I’m needing a ‘Yes,’ a go-ahead sign,
Or even a ‘No’ to which I can resign.
“You promised, dear Lord, that if we believe,
We need but to ask, and we shall receive.
And Lord I’ve been asking, and this is my cry:
I’m weary of asking!! I need a reply.”
Then quietly, softly, I learned of my fate,
As my Master replied again, “WAIT”.
So, I slumped in my chair, defeated and taut,
And grumbled to God, “So, I’m waiting for what?”
He seemed then to kneel, and his eyes met with mine…
And he tenderly said, “I could give you a sign.
I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.
I could raise the dead and cause mountains to run
I could give you all you seek and pleased you would be
You’d have what you want, but you wouldn’t know Me
You’d not know the depth of my love for each saint
You’d not know the power that I give to the faint
You’d not learn to see through clouds of despair;
You’d not learn to trust just by knowing I’m there.
You’d not know the joy of resting in Me
When darkness and silence are all you can see
You’d never experience the fullness of love
When the peace of My spirit descends like a dove.
You would know that I give, and I save, for a start,
But you’d not know the depth of the beat of My heart.”
“The glow of my comfort late into the night,
The faith that I give when you walk without sight.
The depth that’s beyond getting just what you ask
From an infinite God who makes what you have last”.
“You’d never know, should your pain quickly flee,
What it means that My grace is sufficient for thee.
Yes, your dearest dreams overnight would come true,
But, Oh, the loss, if you missed what I’m doing in you”
“So, be silent, my child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to truly know me
And though oft My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still