Sunday, January 24, 2010

To Bear or not to Bear?

"Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within myself the unanswered question, lifting my heart to God whenever it intrudes upon my thoughts." -Elisabeth Elliot

For the most part I feel like I willingly bear a lot of things. The high-pitched screams of little girls, getting up right after I sit down - because someone needs something, the drive to Audrey's school, the lack of sleep I feel I have all the time, my cooking... I could go on - but I won't.
The things I bear you could expect - practically predict. I am not a person who carries around unanswered questions. I google things and viola ~ my mind is set free. But of late, I have unanswered questions and I know it is not google who will ultimatly lead me to my answer.
So I plan on doing a lot of heavy lifting to God. I plan on showing a lot more willingness. I plan on bearing one more thing... uncertainty.
And my itsy, bitsy, teeny-tiny prayer is that maybe he won't make me WAIT so long!

1 comment:

lisa nelson said...

Oh, Liz, this is so beautiful. Thank you. Prayers for you that your questions will soon be answered. We miss you!