For those of you who don’t know, I’m in this crazy transition period. I’ve been waiting on God for a while now. In on sense, almost two and half years, but for the sake of this post I’ve been waiting since the beginning of 2016. At the beginning of last year, God gave me supernatural calmness about my future when He gave me a word for the year.

He gave me the word “wait.”

If you know me, that’s the sort of word I’m used to listening to and obeying. Even after my political craziness, I was still a do-er. I was task-oriented and endeavored to forge ahead as quickly as possible.

But sometime before the end of January God told me to basically slow my roll (yeah, He keeps it real with me), and patiently wait. Instead of advocating on my own behalf, He asked me to proverbially “sit on my hands” and trust that He was, indeed, working out future plans on my behalf. That while my eyes saw closed doors, to trust He was at work opening new ones and that things were actually  happening in spaces I had never dared to dream of before.

I decided to listen. I stopped applying to new jobs. This is a HUGE shock for a lot of people. Sure, I love my reporting/editing gig, but up until this point in my life I had still been actively looking for a job where I was back into a “normal” office, with “normal” hours, and “normal” in-person co-workers (yes, the grass is always greener). But I stopped. For months people would pass jobs along and try to help me out, but I wasn’t very interested. I was trying my hardest to be obedient, so I kept waiting.

And in the wait I had an eery calmness, knowing that my future was coming together without ever having clue in what manner. Faith was somehow easier in this season. Maybe because I had no finite details to hold on to.

Fast-forward to November. Yes November. Almost a full 10 months later and the first sign that God was moving behind the scenes was revealed.

In the months that have followed He’s given me more and more reason to trust Him and His plans. He’s helped me see that each delay has had a purpose, and He’s been revealing more and more of His dreams and plans for me.

Let me be real honest, it’s often felt excruciating living in limbo and waiting for “life to happen,” but He’s been restoring and refreshing me every day. Reminding me in the most subtle of ways that He’s working so, so hard on my behalf.

Yet this week a delay came with a timeline and it’s made the human side of me stress in a whole new way. I’ve spend time asking God if these doors are closing, close them quickly. Asking Him to guard and protect my heart in this season, because I’m really started believing the dreams He’s been giving me.

“What’s going on here God?” I found myself asking repeatedly the past few days.

Then tonight… I was driving to dinner and movie to hang out with a pastor friend and nothing was catching my attention on country radio or the local Christian station (shout-out to WGTS), so I pressed play on the Lauren Daigle cd I’ve been listening off and on again the past week. I had listened to the album all last fall and had favorites, but tonight I God allowed me to hear a song with fresh ears.

#3 // Trust In You. Wow. Did it speak to the position of waiting that I’m in right now. It’s funny how the Holy Spirit does that  — catches your attention at just the right moment, to make sure you hear words of affirmation/confirmation from God. He certainly did that tonight.

Listening to the lyrics, my spirit shifted yet again. It was calmed once more in this new “wait” I’m in.

I said something similar to someone the other day, but tonight He confirmed He was teaching me a new level of faith in trusting that He is the Father of all His children, and if I step to the right or to the left, He’ll there with me every step of the way. That I have nothing to fear because He has such amazing plans for me.

Tonight, through Lauren’s song, He reminded me about His character. How He’s faithful. And how He’s Sovereign. I just need to continue to have faith and let Him “work all things together for good.”

It reminds me of the time Solomon wrote

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.
[Proverbs 3:5-6 (NLT)]

to us to remind us today about the importance of trusting in God with ALL our hearts.

So for now, I’ll keep on waiting. Keep on trusting. Keep on praying, hoping and dreaming.

Be blessed,
Elizabeth

LISTEN TO THE SONG:



Trust In You // Lauren Daigle

Letting go of every single dream
I lay each one down at your feet
Every moment of my wandering
Never changes what you see
I try to win this war
I confess, my hands are weary, I need your rest
Mighty warrior, king of the fight
No matter what I face you’re by my side
When you don’t move the mountains
I’m needing you to move
When you don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When you don’t give the answers
As I cry out to you
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in you
Truth is you know what tomorrow brings
There’s not a day ahead you have not seen
So let all things be my life and breath
I want what you want Lord and nothing less
When you don’t move the mountains
I’m needing you to move
When you don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When you don’t give the answers
As I cry out to you
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in you
I will trust in you
You are my strength and comfort
You are my steady hand
You are my firm foundation
The rock on which I stand
Your ways are always higher
You plans are always good
There’s not a place where I’ll go
You’ve not already stood
When you don’t move the mountains
I’m needing you to move
When you don’t part the waters
I wish I could walk through
When you don’t give the answers
As I cry out to you
I will trust, I will trust, I will trust in you
I will trust in you
I will trust in you
I will trust in you