when you are told to wait

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"So, what's your plan?"

"Does Jeremiah have a job yet?"

"What's next for you guys?"

The questions are inevitable.
People just want to know.
People are interested.
And people care, I remind myself.

That doesn't make the lack of an answer any easier to try to give.

Because, truly, we don't have an answer. We don't know what's next for our family.

But here's the thing...

We know that God has told us to wait. He has told us that for this immediate season he wants us to rest. He doesn't want us to try and make something work, but to wait for His leading.

There have been times in our life where we were placed in a waiting season, but this is the first time we have ever known that we are being commanded to wait. We don't know why, we just know.

We know that the Lord wants us to "delight ourselves in Him and he will give us the desires of our hearts" and to "be still and wait patiently for Him" and that He will "meet all our needs according to His riches and glory." (Psalm 37 and Philippians 4)

And so, while that might make for some awkward moments when we answer questions, it's what we are trying to be obedient to. And while it might go against every grain of our get er' done American work ethic, it's what we are doing.

We are delighting in Him, seeking to honor Him in our obedience, meeting the needs of those he places in our path right here, right now, and trusting that he has a plan for our family.

And that, I am learning, is enough.
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Erin Snyder said...

I know waiting isn't easy. But, I can see from this side of things (as an outsider looking into your family), how much of a blessing this time of waiting is and how much you need/deserve it. When I came home from Haiti, I told Stephen, "Jeremiah and Jenn are killing it! They're doing SO awesome! BUT they never get to see each other. They go non-stop, 24/7. Literally 24/7!" And, you guys did! You gave it your all and the Lord was glorified through it. So, soak up this waiting time together. Rest. Enjoy all of the quality time together. Most importantly, don't feel bad about it! :)

PS We miss you guys and are hoping when this waiting is done that you'll be back in the RDU area near us! :)