Newsletter May/June 2021
Hamilton United Methodist Church
Pastor: Mike Smith Office: 260-488-2803
E-Mail: email@example.com May/June 2021
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31 NIV
Sometimes it seems that life is like a tug-of-war game between hurry and wait. But scripture shows us time and time again that learning to wait on God’s timing is always our best option.
A Season of Waiting
As I sit in my quiet time, I marvel at God’s wisdom. I believe I have been in a season of waiting. But who do you know that has not been in a season of waiting? We all must wait for things at some point in our lives. Waiting is a topic that is dear to my heart for many reasons. One of them being I do not like to wait, and I have never considered myself a patient person. And if I were to be completely honest with you, I was ok with not being patient.
God Shows Up
What I have discovered is how God shows up in times of waiting, and how many lessons I have learned because of waiting and trusting the process. I can say that I have truly learned how to trust God. Whether I get the answer I desire or not, I can know that God loves me with an everlasting love. And I do not mean that as a pat answer. I truly mean that I have discovered what it means to have a relationship with my Heavenly Father. I see it in the way
God speaks to my heart through devotions. I see it in the people that He sends in my life to speak with me, and to encourage me along the journey. I see it in the doors He opens (or shuts) when I fully trust Him and stop relying on my own wisdom. Proverbs 3:5–6 NIV states, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Can I confirm what you have probably already been thinking? Waiting on God is HARD. His plans are usually different than ours — His ways are usually different than ours. But guess what I have discovered? His plans are ALWAYS better than mine. I encourage you to trust the process of waiting. I encourage you to learn the lessons that God has in store for you.
Blessings, Pastor Mike