Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Unfolding as it should

I find myself again today, striving to have faith and patience. I find myself, once again, waiting.

I found myself on my knees again, moments ago, pleading for help to wait, to have patience, to be at peace. And in that moment, I realized that I have a quiet, sincere conviction in my heart that has been there all along...that everything is happening as it should. That our Father truly knows all, and that He is making sure it all goes as it ought to.

I found myself thinking of my sister...she has waited so long, through such weary and dreary times, for something that her heart has longed for. At last, she has come to it, and her joy is all the fuller for the wait. And what she continued to remind herself, is what I continue to try to remind myself:
And whether or not it is clear to you
No doubt the universe is unfolding as it should

Therefore be at peace with God...

and whatever your labors and aspirations,

in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.

With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams,

it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

-Max Ehrmann, Desiderata

Somehow, the knowledge that Heavenly Father wants it all to happen like this is so comforting, and brings me such quiet.

So I will wait.


Jessie Mae said...

The waiting is so hard sometimes isn't it? I find it so hard to have the strong kind of faith through the waiting... But somehow the Lord blesses us with little reminders of how wonderful the journey after the wait.

Chantile said...

Ah, the cursed waiting. I'm reading the section of "Romancing the Ordinary" about waiting right now (March). There was a few things I read I wanted to share with you, because they really struck me.. I'll have to email you later.