I’m standing on tiptoe

Psalm 130: 6-7

My soul waits for the Lord, more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.  O Israel, put your hope in the LORD, for with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. NIV

Wait.

Hope.

Trust.

Obey.

All of these remedies for worry are stated either explicitly, or implicitly in these few lines from Psalm 130, a song of ascents.

I’ve written often of my previous obsession with the future, my need to know how things would turn out, my futile attempts to control my earthly destiny.  All of these are the negative side of a forward-looking personality.

But, there is a positive side.  My mother is also future focused, and, she is a pillar of faith.  A true child of God, she waits and hopes with great anticipation for what comes next.  And, she has the gift of encouragement, never failing to point her girls toward God and his plans for us.

So often this last year as she has walked this road with me, she has said, “I am just standing on tiptoe waiting to see what God is going to do!”

More than watchmen wait for the morning … I picture my mother on her toes so as to ever so slightly alter her perspective on the curve of the earth, so that she might catch a glimpse of what is to come just a moment sooner.

Put your hope in the LORD … to see what God is going to do!

Not, “if God will do something,” but a blessed assurance that God indeed has a plan, that He will act in His timing and that … with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.

That’s what I’ll think about today

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3 responses to “I’m standing on tiptoe

  1. Oh, what a gorgeous Mommy. She gets hugs from us!

    • And from me, too!

      Thanks so much, Ian to both you and Jen for your kind words. The two of you have been among the nicest discoveries of this project … it’s delightful to know that the Spirit unites us all, regardless of our earthly location.

      • Well, you have been one of the nicest discoveries of my blogging–and there have been many. We are both praying that the journey continues in some form or another in two weeks’ time!
        Indeed, location doesn’t matter much in this fellowship, although I have to confess that your location intrigues me. But not to worry, it’s just my inquisitiveness. Take care.

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