Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So I will wait . . .

While finishing up reading during my quiet time this afternoon, my eyes fell unto one of the devotions scattered throughout my bible.

While at first I thought, "Lord, this wasn't what I was wanting to end my devotion time with," He gently quieted my defensiveness. As I read, I was convicted . . ..but so blessed.

Here's how it ended,

"When we are afraid, we rush to "fix" the situation. Fear breeds manipulators. The way of the world is to manipulate, to contrive, to gain control in any way possible. But God's way is different.

He asks us to trust.

God is the only one who can knit together a new being. He couldn't allow us to get our hands on what must be his work, his alone.

Your words must be the words of Psalm 62:5: "Wait thou only upon God."

- Mari Hanes

"Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him" - Psalm 62:5


Amy said...

love you!!!

mom Bahr said...

I pray I can also wait quietly on the Lord.....your devotion spoke also to my heart in His perfect timing. Thanks for sharing Amber, I was blessed again by your heart and your words. Looking forward to seein you in Detroit next weekend - I can hardly wait!! love & hugs, mom

mom Bahr said...

I pray I can also wait quietly on the Lord - the devotion was timely for me also! Thanks for sharing your heart and Scripture. I am looking forward to seeing you all in Detroit next weekend. I can hardly wait! love & hugs, mom

Michelle said...

That is just what I needed to read today, thank you for sharing.