As It Is (In Heaven)
‘And while I’m waiting
I’m not waiting
I know Heaven lives in me.’
The line above, from the song ‘As It Is (In Heaven)‘ has shown the tension between what we believe, the hope we hold to and the reality of what we sometimes see here and now.
Often waiting seems to hold a sense of lack, of unrest, even fear of the unknown. It’s only when we allow what we face, to be bigger than God, that we become overwhelmed, yet nothing should be stealing our peace.
It’s in these moments that we need to allow the promises of God to dispel the tension of waiting. Rather, our faith should increase and our resolve strengthen because our reality is that we have so much because we have relationship with Jesus.
“…Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people and He will dwell with them. They will be His people and God Himself will be with them and be their God.” (Revelation 21:3-5 NIV)
As Oswald Chambers writes, “What shines forth and reveals God in your life is not your relative consistency to an idea of what a saint should be, but your genuine, living relationship with Jesus Christ, and your unrestrained devotion to Him whether you are well or sick.”
We aren’t promised a perfect life. We are actually told that in this world we will have trouble, but Jesus said to take heart! For I have overcome the world. (John 16:33)
There is nothing in our lives, no situation, worry, lack, wait, or loss, that overwhelms God or takes Him by surprise. He is not overwhelmed. Instead, we should allow Him to overwhelm our problem, our thought patterns, and our confessions. When we let Jesus take up residence in His rightful place as King of our lives, we look forward to the ultimate fulfilment of our hope – eternity in the presence of God.
So if you find yourself in a place of lack today, or in a season of waiting, take heart, ‘I’m not saying that I have this all together, that I have it made. But I am well on my way.’
Reach out to Jesus who has so wondrously reached out to you. Talk to Him, allow Him to overwhelm you with His goodness, and take hold of His promises for you today. His heart is towards you. And whether on this side of eternity or the next, where the waiting meets the promise, you’ve got all you need to sing.
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