Tuesday, August 14, 2007

I shall praise even still...

We are in a peculiar place in life right now. Sort of like a crossroads waiting to see which turn to take and where that will lead us. There is a specific opportunity we have been praying about as well as our house selling. We truly felt that yesterday was the day. We were suppose to receive a phone call about this opportunity and on Sunday we had an open house with a lot of people coming through. We really were confident that we would receive both phone calls yesterday. We talked about it, prayed about it, expected it. We were even told to be expecting the call about the opportunity. Anyways, the minute ticked by. The hours came and left and at the end of the day not one phone call. I couldn't believe it. Why? I really don't know why.

As I was driving in the car yesterday evening, kind of internally pouting about the whole situation, I felt God ask, "So, no phone calls, will you praise me even still?" I had to think a little bit and then had to respond with a , "Yes, Lord, I will still praise You."

It is not always easy. I won't even pretend to understand it. But I do praise my Lord. Trusting Him.

9 comments:

Teri said...

Praising Him with you sister!

oh amanda said...

Thats all you can do. Our house has been on the market for OVER A YEAR! So, I'm with you, sister!

kittyhox said...

Gosh, can I relate!

We've been waiting for "the" phone call for a couple of weeks.

I'm trying to think back to the last time we had a big wait. It was when we were ttc (15 months). It just seemed like we were getting a "NO!" from God, when really it was a wait. In hindsight, that extra time with just the two of us was a treasure! And re: when to have a baby, God's timing was better than what we'd planned.

So I'm trying very hard to remember this as we enter this season of waiting. I still hope it's a short season, but I'm trying to enjoy where we are. But it's hard!!

I'm sending up a prayer for you right now!! Hang in there!!

Suzi said...

Amen! Blessed be the name of the Lord! He's worthy even when we don't understand!

Deidre said...

You are teaching so many about God's grace through this blog. I'm continuing to pray for you and I stand in awe of your faith. You are amazing!

Amanda said...

Oh man, I'm sorry that didn't work out!

Debra said...

hey everyone. thanks for all the sweet comments. this post was written by my sweet man.

Also we are just waiting as usual...the opportunity is still open...we will update when we know something official.

jennyhope said...

Give Him the Praise!

Heather said...

Oh how I hear you on this one. The longer we wait on the door to open or the phone to ring the harder it gets. Right now is a hard time for us and leaning/waiting/being is getting harder and harder. We will praise but it sure can be hard when my planning self wants to know the end result of how we will make it in the end.