Thursday, March 1, 2012

just wait.


wait and listen to Him.


  
i'm really trying.

lately, i've been really struggling with this.

especially, during this season where i've been trying

to quiet my thoughts, and just wait on His guidance.

honestly, i've never whole-heartily tried...until now.

for the first time in my life...i can honestly say the Lord has truly humbled me.

i mean...

knock me to my knees,

spending weekends in bed,

crying at the drop of the hat...

i could go on, but i'll just stop there.

this is the real, raw and uncut verision of what i've been dealing with.

 i am forever grateful for this season, although it's been extremely difficult at times.

i have never felt this way.

 ever.

i remain faithful in knowing He hears my prayers, cries, and will guide my steps.

 i'll admit...i've probably cried and pleaded with Him more in the last seven months.

i've learned He needs to be the center of my life.

that's all He wants from us.

amazing, how it took me moving to a completely different state,

being all alone for seven months...to realize this.

but, this was probably His plan all along.

my heart yearns to hear Him and desperately wants to wait on Him.

this is tough.

i guess this is what happens when you pray for patience.

this is something most of us struggle with. right? i can't be the only one.

this blog ALWAYS speaks to my heart.

especially, during this season in my life.


The value of consistent prayer is not that He will hear us, but that we will hear him.
- William McGill

17 comments:

Young and Fabulous said...

thinking of you girly! love your positive thoughts...keep on keepin

xoxoxo MUAH

Lisa @ MMT said...

I can totally relate to this beautiful post! Ive been praying to God for patience too. Love the last quote you wrote. So true and inspiring! Hope God leads you to what you need :)

Claire Kiefer said...

Being patient is so hard. It's one of the things I struggle with more than anything. I wish you the best of luck and grace in all that you are dealing with!

Emily w/Amazing Grapes said...

I'm with you! And its so true, the more we pray, the more its about hearing Him then Him us.

Stay strong, my dear. :)
Emily at Amazing Grapes

a girl with a smile said...

Romans 12:!2 comes to mind
"Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer."

Chelsea Coleen said...

friend! This post is beautiful. Your faith and attitude is so wonderful. They play a lot of great music at the church i belong too. The music just speaks to you. Its awesome, I have downloaded a bunch of the songs. i will email you a list, maybe there are a few you havent heard of :) xooxoo

Mrs. H said...

Thanks for this post. I know my patience isn't where it should be and it gets hard to listen amidst all the fear and yelling in my head. I do need to be still and just listen for a moment.

stephanie said...

this is sooooo good! love it! ; )

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

what a beautiful post. so open and honest. thank you for sharing!
xo TJ

LaraBeTheOne said...

I agree :) Great post!

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Ninjagaiden78 said...

Ashley, I feel this post 1000%! I too have been humbled and am going through matters of the heart, but I know that God has my back and will bless me regardless. Just have faith and be thankful for everything you have. Every morning I read from my journal all of the things I am thankful for and I know that through all of the hardships, God will guide me.

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Megan said...

I absolutely positively understand every single word and feeling in this post. I've been there. I am there. I feel your pain and struggle. Love you, girl. I'm definitely praying for you!!

Ashley said...

that is such a true verse! hang in there friend - you're so right. He does hear us in everything and great things are coming for you. I just know!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

sounds like you know the direction you want to go with this- which is great. I am sure you will find so much peace as you continue to move forward.

momto8 said...

this is beautiful post. We tell our kids...you become what you think about......
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Olga said...

I know what you mean! Sometimes things get so tough, but we must always have faith.

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