Waiting on God
As I near the end of sharing my forty years in nursing with you, I wait on God to give me clear direction about turning my stories into a book. It seems like I have been waiting on God my entire life. When I was younger, I made too many decisions quickly without asking God for direction, and He let me reap the consequences. A friend recently bought an item for $400 and then had buyer’s remorse. She said, “I didn’t even ask the Lord if I should buy it.” By God’s grace, someone bought the item from her two weeks later.
Once I attended a travel presentation a few days after knee surgery when I still had significant pain. Yep, I fell for their high pressured sales pitch hook, line, and sinker when I looked longingly at the gorgeous condos beside the sparkling blue sea. I wasted $3000 and never got it back.
A friend asked me to go with her to Alaska – two weeks from now. Alaska has been on my bucket list for a long, long time. I asked God if He wanted me to go. As I looked at my bank account, my September schedule, and the 30-degree weather typical for Fairbanks, God said to my heart in His still small voice, “Wait, Pam”. I told my friend and she graciously replied that she also wanted the Lord’s leading.
“Therefore will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious to you; And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him” (Isaiah 30:18 NKJV).
“My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him” (Psalm 62:5 NKJV).
“Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him” (Psalm 37:7a NKJV).