Monday, 1 September 2014

music monday// the waiting

waiting. it's something most of us do not like to do. cos it's hard, it's impatience-cladded, laced with anxiety. and even though i know very well i must not be anxious about anything, my oh, so human nature finds it hard sometimes to let that sink in deep into my heart of hearts. my heads knows that, yet my heart struggles. and i'm finding this struggle is rooted in unbelief that my Father might not come through. 

the current circumstances in our limited view and small patch hinders us from seeing God's predestined plan and purpose. and as i sometimes groan and fuss, i picture God looking down from heaven from His bird's eye view saying oh, my daughter worries for nothing! I so have this covered, she needs to trust me and patiently and joyfully wait.

i've been in a season of waiting for some dreams to burst with brilliant, vibrant colors, for some promises my Father has made to me. i choose to believe, trust and wait. funny thing, i've realized most often God gives us glimpses of the final picture of the plans He's given us. i began reading the story of joseph today and it hit me all over again. he had no idea the process through which he'll have to go through before tasting the juicy parts of the dreams God gave him. his suffering+ wait was the introduction, the prologue, the backstage setting for his main, center-stage story. the hard wait prepared and refined him for the very dreams he had, yet to be fulfilled.

maybe you're waiting too...for
a Godly spouse
funds for school
money to cover your rent/mortgage
a child
healing in your body and soul
a job
a favorable time to start that business/project
a special promise God has whispered to your heart...

however the wait looks like for you, take heart cos you're in good company.

abraham was 75 years + childless when God told him he was going to be a great nation. the promised son, isaac was born when he was 100yrs old. he waited for 25 yrs for that to be fulfilled. [genesis 12:1-5; 21:1-7]

jacob waited and worked for 7 years to be able to marry rachel, his beloved. [genesis 29:20; 30] 

joseph was a teeager, 17yrs when God revealed his destiny as a great, influential leader in his dreams. he was 30yrs before he eventually became that. he waited for 13yrs. [genesis 37:2-7; 41:46]

moses was purposed to be a leader as a boy as he was an 'adopted' grandson of pharaoh, making him more like a prince. he was 40yrs old when he fled to be in the wilderness. he waited for another 40yrs in the wilderness as God molded and trained him before he got to lead God's people out of egypt when he was 80yrs. [acts 7:23- 30]

david was anointed as a mere boy to be king of all israel. but he waited till he was 23yrs to be king of the tribe of judah. and he waited for another 7yrs to finally be king of all israel when he was 30yrs. [1 samuel 16:13, 2 samuel 2:4; 5:4]

told ya you're in good company. ;) these people waited for years but God fulfilled allll His promises for them in His own time. it might take some more days, weeks, months or years but it will happen!

this song expresses some of my thoughts as i try to wait without anxiety on the Lord for His promises to me to manifest.

the waiting~jamie grace
what will it look like, what will it be like, when my world turns out like You planned?
when will i get there? feels like i'm nowhere, my dreams are like dust in my hands.

but i know this is the waiting, i anxiously wait
as i hold on to Love that will never let go
and in these times when my patience is tested
won't You remind me that i'm not alone, here in the waiting, the waiting, the waiting

all of the questions, secret confessions, Lord, You'll make sense of it all.
and i know You'll show up so i'm letting go of these thoughts that are taking control.

oh, and i know, i know this is the waiting, ooo the waiting
and in these times when my patience is tested, You are the Love that will never let go,
here in the waiting, the waiting. 
mmmhhh, so  i'll be here waiting, waiting, waiting believing You'll never let go.

"for in this hope we were saved. but hope that is seen is no hope at all. who hopes for what they already see? but if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently." romans 8:24-25

and we boast in the hope of the glory of God. not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance, perseverance, character; and character, hope. and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." romans 5:2-5

"therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. let nothing move you. always give yourself ts fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labour in the Lord is not in vain." 1 corinthians 15:58

"for the revelation awaits an appointed time, it speaks of the end and will not prove false. though it linger, wait for it, it will certainly come and will not delay." habakkuk 2:3

"and so after waiting patiently, abraham received what was promised." hebrews 6:15

our Father is right there with us in the wait, cheering us on as we brave the storms. people may mock and laugh with disdain or even pity as we wait, but let's wait in His strength -His joy. He's gonna come through at the appointed time. :)

xoxo, gen delali.


  1. I always look forward to your Music Mondays :) Jamie Grace - what a beautiful voice she has!!!

    1. yes, jamie has a lovely voice! and thanks for tuning in on mondays. :)

  2. It is quite amazing how God used such men to fufill great things. I am quite fond of pondering Joseph and all endured as he was separated from his father and brothers. God's timing is always perfect even when we think we need it now. Thank you for such encouragement!

    1. yurp, God knows exactly what He's doing. we need to keep trusting and believing. thanks for reading, Amy! :)

  3. Waiting can be so hard but it also can be such a blessing!

    1. indeed! the hard and confusing times can't compare to the weight of the blessing coming! waiting teaches us patience and strengthens our faith in the Lord.

  4. oh my goodness, I can't believe I've never heard this song! It is so beautiful! :)

    1. yesss, Emma! it's soft and soothing! :)


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