Wait

Looking around online, I came across a website: 2ofus4now. While we’re not Mormon and the website is by people that follow the Mormon teachings, I still found this poem to be pretty fitting for me and my life. Although, it’s still hard to ‘WAIT’.

Wait – Author Unknown

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, ‘Child, you must 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 am claiming your Word.
My future and all to which I can 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.
And Lord, You promised 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 once again, ‘You must 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 wept 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.
All you seek, I could give, and pleased you would be.
You would 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 the 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 were all you could see.
You’d never experience that fullness of love
As the peace of My Spirit descends like a dove;
You’d 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 asked
Of 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 dreams for your loved one overnight would come true,
But, Oh, the Loss! If I lost what I’m doing in you!
So, be silent, My Child, and in time you will see
That the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me.
And though oft’ may My answers seem terribly late,
My most precious answer of all is still, ‘WAIT.’

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Comments

  1. WOW! That poem says so much. It really spoke to me about a few things I have been struggling with lately!

  2. *tears* Oh, I have been there. I heard “No” or “Wait” for years. And it was so very hard.

    (((hugs)))

  3. That’s a really great poem. I feel like I’ve read it before, but I’m not sure where, as I’m not Mormon, either! You are in my prayers.

    I’m having a contest on my blog! Feel free to enter and you could win a Christmas ornament!

  4. i love this sooo much! and let me say, i waited for years…and He did provide in ways i could never imagine. and you know, my fam is perfect…and ever-changing…because He made me wait. i hated it then…and still don’t care much for it now.

  5. That’s a good poem. It make me realize that when I do get my child(ren) someday (biological or adoption, I don’t care!!! I just want a kid!) That I will be so grateful and try to be the best Mom ever!

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