{Wordfilled Wednesday} It’s A Good Thing

Did you know it’s a good thing to quietly hope for help from God?

Wow, I had know idea!  Yes, I’ve been walking this faith journey long enough to believe in my heart that God will always prove himself good.  I have learned that the Lord does want us to passionately wait on him and seek him diligently.  Oh, that is a challenge at times, but in Christ, waiting and seeking passionately and diligently is possible…and necessary!

But to quietly hope? 

I never, ever thought of hoping quietly.  Maybe because I am anything but quiet.   My heavy footed stepping announces my comings and goings throughout the house.  My booming voice breaks the silence in any space, especially when I’m the least bit riled up. Quietness is not my pursuit when I am frazzled and upset.  Talking LOUDLY is my means of finding a solution, as I mistakenly put my hope in human resources and philosophy.  Sitting quietly –literally with my mouth shut– isn’t exactly how I’d approach a situation in which I’m looking for hope.

Until now.

I am so encouraged by the promises captured in this verse.

It is a good thing to quietly hope for HELP from God.

In our crisis situation and chaos living, our help comes from the Lord the Maker of Heaven and earth.

In Him we find our help!

Are we willing to sit quietly to listen to Him?

In Him we find our hope!

Are we turning to the Lord to find our hope?  Moreover, are we modeling this for the next generation?  Are we teaching them that it is a good thing to learn how to stick out the hard times when they are young, by urging them to passionately wait, diligently seek, and quietly hope in the Lord?

Lord Jesus, thank you for this Truth so deeply richly and powerfully transforming.  May we live as you call us to, Oh Father, passionately waiting and diligently seeking you as we quietly wait in hope for your help.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen!

 

Thank you for joining me in my Perspective 2012 journey of discovering what it means to hope in the Lord!  You can jump right into living intentionally with us on the 1st and 15th of every month here at the Internet Cafe.  You can also read more about this perspective adventure here  and enter to win a beautiful Akola bead necklace during our May giveaway here.

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Elisa Pulliam

Elisa is a trained biblical life coach, mentor, and speaker passionate about equipping women to experience authentic life change for the sake impacting the next generation. She leads More to Be, a ministry committed to raising up mentors and providing resources for tweens, teens, twenty-somethings, and women. Elisa is also the author of Impact My LIfe: Biblical Mentoring Simplified. She considers her first calling as wife to Stephen and mother to her house-full of children. Her favorite days begin on the porch with the Lord and end on the beach with her family and friends. Connect with Elisa at www.elisapulliam.com

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10 Comments

  1. My first entry ” What to I have in abundance” to your site. The tile is cut because you reqiuerd only 15 words. Anyway I love meeting women who had put their trust in GOd. Really an inspiration.

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  2. Lisa – Thank you for your obedience in writing today. My ‘Word’ today (while dealing w/ a ‘life-crisis’ moment in my world) is: Psalm 143:8, “Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life.”

    …And He did. He brought me ‘word’ of His unfailing love, thru your devotional. He showed me exactly the way to go…to sit quietly, and wait on Him.

    WOW! Barely begins to describe how I am feeling right now.
    He is a WOW! God!

    Much Love, and Deep Appreciation-

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  3. Hi Lisa, love the scripture and truths you shared. It goes along so well with a conversation I was having this morning about staying consistent. It’s rather easy to move on and try to find resolution in other places to wait quietly for God takes faith and courage. I’m marking this verse for future reference. So glad I stopped by the cafe today. Your devotional was a blessing.

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  4. What a great verse, and a great post! Definitely a much needed verse this morning as well, thank you!

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  5. What encouraging Bible verses! That is an area I often struggle with as well. Thank you for a lovely reminder today.

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  6. To quietly hope…
    ahhhhh, that just sounds refreshing because I quietly hope all the time…I like you am a talker and a doer but I have those thoughts and prayers that only HE knows…this is such reassurance that every one of my hopes is heard by a living God…
    Exhale and smile because quietly hoping is a good, good thing…
    THIS was indeed a blessing Lisa!
    love you girl!
    ~l

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  7. What a great reminder! God has been teaching me quite a bit recently about quietly waiting for Him.

    On a side note, I’m astonished by the number of blogs that I visited today through this link up that didn’t even contain a Scripture… This use to be one of my favorite link ups 🙁

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  8. Thank you to everyone who left a comment today! Your words have encouraged me to dig even deeper into this verse. Please accept my apologies for not yet getting to visit even one blog today! It has been one of those super busy weeks with clients and family commitments!

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  9. Thanks for sharing that wonderful, encouraging verse. Blessings ~

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  10. Enjoyed this.

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