Launch Out

I saw a small rowboat tied to some rocks.

A hand was suspended in mid-air holding

a pair of scissors, as if waiting for permission

to cut the rope, releasing it to move away

from the shoreline.

I’ve never been one to jump too quickly into  unchartered waters, so when the call came for me to accompany my husband for an extended period of time on the other side of the world, I hesitated. I worried. I fretted.

Truth is, I needed someone to cut the rope of my comfort zone. Only thenwould I be free to let go of the familiar and trust God for the unknown.

God knew about my struggle. He always does. Yet I needed to needed totell Him about my doubts and fears. When I did He spoke peace through a poem. The words took root in my heart and before I knew it, my whole perspective on the  journey of a life time completely changed.

Come away with Me, Beloved.

Break away from

thoughts and cares

that bind you.

Release your grip,

Let go and

give it all to Me.

Launch out!

Leave the shores

of doubts and fears.

Put well out to sea,

with soul anchored,

trusting Me.

Launch out!

Push away from

others’ expectations.

Your heart will be set free

to please only Me,

when you launch out

in the depths of My love.

If you struggle to let go of your comfort zone, I invite you to join me—let’s tell Him about our doubts and fears. Then let go and let God open those doors He’s calling us to. 

Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10 NLT)

#10 Ways To Wait On The Lord

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“How long oh Lord?” I prayed. And waited.
And wondered. Could I endure the stormy
trials that seemed to have no end? How long 
would I have to wait for God to answer my 
prayers? For years, I thought wait referred
to a set time. Then I discovered the word
can also be translated as hope or trust.

A heart attitude, filled with hope and trust in God and the promises of his Word.

Knowing the sovereign God is the master controller of all things in our lives, empowers us to hold on a little longer. Trusting him to answer our prayers in his time, produces endurance. Hoping in the LORD always strengthens our heart.

In my brief study, I found ten ways to wait on the Lord.

1.Wait in Faithfulness – 1 Corinthians 10:13

2.Wait in Hope – Psalm 39:7

3.Wait in Confidence – Job 4:6

4.Wait in Praise – Psalm 86:12

5.Wait in Joy – Nehemiah 8:10

6.Wait in Grace – Ephesians 2:8, 2 Corinthians 12:9

7.Wait in Peace – Mark 4:39

8.Wait in love – 1 John 4:10

9.Wait in patience – James 1:3

10.Wait in His Spirit – Ezekiel 36:26

While you are waiting for God to answer your prayers, put your hope in God. Trust his  promises. Then you will have a strong courageous heart.

How do you wait on the Lord when your faith is tested?

Wait for the Lord. Be strong and let your heart take courage. 
Psalm 27:14 NAS