The Waiting Game

"íBut you must return to your God; maintain love and

justice, and wait for your God always.í" (Hosea 12:6 NIV)

Are you playing the waiting game? For those of us who

live with chronic illness and pain, waiting can be

second nature to us. We wait in our doctor’s office;

we wait at the pharmacy to have are medications filled;

we wait for our medications to kick in….but have you

ever waited for God to come to you? Sometimes God is

silent, other times He is not, He is as close as your

shadow. It is Godís grace that sustains us as we wait

Without the grace of God, coupled with patience, we can

become lost and the peace that passes all understanding

can elude us.

Remember what Jesus has said…. "’Come to Me, all you

who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest. Take

My yoke and learn from Me; for I am gentle and humble

in heart and you will find rest for your souls.í"

(Matthew 11:28 NIV) Jesus has promised to give us rest…

rest for our weary souls. When we cast our cares upon Him,

we find solace, strength and peace We are nurtured and fed

as we place our trust and faith in " The Wonderful Counselor,"

"The Prince of Peace,’, Son of God, Jesus."

We may be weary and tired, afraid that God’s mercy will

escape from us, as we have been hurt and rejected by

so many in our lives. Beloved, remember that God is

not man, He is God and will always bestow His love to us.

"’Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the

everlasting God, the Creator of the earth. He will not grow

tired or weary and His understanding no one can fathom. He

gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the

weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and the young men

stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew

their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they

will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."

(Isaiah 40:28-31 NIV

Turn to Jesus today and find Godís mercy, comfort and peace

for your soul.



Kay DeCarlo, Devotion Coordinator for Rest Ministries, lives

with her husband Joe and two sweet fur-children type dogs, Daphne

and Alice in New England. As a survivor of Hodgkin’s Disease and

Congestive Heart Failure, Kay has lost sight that God is bigger

than any trial or circumstance that comes her way. Kay struggles

with Bipolar Disorder Type 1, Diabetes and Dilated Cardiomyopathy.

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