Tuesday, May 4, 2010

waiting

When we moved almost four years ago, we transplanted a rose bush from our old house and planted it in the front of our new house.

This is the first year that roses have bloomed on it since we moved.

look at all those beautiful pink roses!



they smell absolutely heavenly!


gorgeous!

God has had me in a major season of waiting. As many of you know, I have been sick a lot over the last three months. I have had several viruses as well as morning sickness and allergies. It has been a very difficult time for me, not only physically, but also emotionally and spiritually. I have questioned God on almost a daily basis on why He is allowing me to go through this hard time. And He has been silent. It has been very challenging for me to continue to trust Him and praise Him in all things.
As my husband and I have watched rose after rose bloom on this bush over the past week or so, we have marveled at how beautiful it is. The fragrance is also amazing and so strong. I've wondered over the past few days why its taken almost four years for the roses to bloom on this bush. I guess the roots had to grow deep into its new soil. Those roses just weren't ready to come forth into the world.
So, here I am, a rose bush, in a new soil, waiting for my roses to bloom. I stand in faith, trying to believe, that there is purpose in all things that God does and allows to come into my life. He is forever taking my roots deeper in Him. He is building a strong foundation on which I can stand secure and not be shaken, no matter what tests and trials come my way.
Help me, Lord, to wait on You. Help me to know that Your timing is perfect. You are never late. You are always right on time. You are always good. Your ways are higher than my ways, and Your thoughts are higher than my thoughts. You want what's best for me. Help me, O Lord, to trust You.



4 comments:

  1. I'm glad that I'm not the only person who feels like this lately. But you have to think in just a few months your gonna have a beautiful addition to the family and everything will work itself out. It always does.

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  2. The roses are beautiful and God is trustworthy even when we don't understand. Remember the scripture says that He works all things together for the good of those who love Him, to those who are called according to His purpose.

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  3. beautiful... the roses and message... thanks for the reminder.

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  4. i love the imagery of roses waiting to bloom.

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