Real Life: Patience and Contentment in Times of Waiting

Can I be real with you for a second?

My husband Harrison and I are abundantly blessed and we have so much to be thankful for! (I cannot say that ENOUGH.) However, we are in a season of waiting. And to say that patience and contentment come easily for me these days would be far from the truth! I’m a sinner, y’all.

We’ve recently moved to Knoxville, TN after a season of Harrison serving in ministry near Asheville, NC at a Christian camp called Camp Ridgecrest for Boys. (If you have young boys, you seriously need to look into this place! I promise they will experience Jesus in new and wonderful and adventurous ways!)

During this season, we are thankful to live with my in-laws as Harrison is interviewing for his new job. However, our ultimate desire is to have a home of our own, to settle in and “nest,” to be able to host friends and families in our own space. We know that God is in control and we can trust Him throughout this job interviewing process, but my mind can often turn to doubt, impatience, and discontentment.

It’s not a one-time attitude change for me. It’s a daily surrender. Running back to Jesus again and again throughout each day. And asking Him to renew & restore my heart, my heart that is so bent on having things my way, in my own time.

I have been so encouraged (and challenged!) by this quote from John Piper,

“God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in Him.”

Am I satisfied fully in Jesus? Do I believe He’s enough? Can other people see that Jesus is the greatest treasure in the world through my life? I don’t want to just say that He is enough, I want to actively believe it and express in every day life so that others might know How good and sweet and gracious and fulfilling a life lived surrendered with Christ truly is.

Thank you Jesus for loving me in the middle of my mess. Help me find my ultimate satisfaction and purpose in you! Amen.

By | 2017-08-07T01:53:16+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Faith, Family|1 Comment

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  1. Carissa Meyer October 13, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Well said! Waiting, forngood things to happen or bad things to pass is never easy…but God has so much to teach us in the waiting! ❤️

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