advent longing

It's okay that I need time to fully see. Sometimes it takes the quiet and it takes time before we can see more clearly. So I'm waiting and being quiet (or trying!) and looking for ways the longing is fulfilled - not in my hopes for a particular outcomes, but in the with-us God, Emmanuel.

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and i listened

When I was busy listening, I stopped looking for ways to distract myself from my life. I wasn't wrestling the noise and feeling like I. just. can't. I was on the watch for what God might say or show me during the day.

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on hope

I think that hoping in the Lord is going to mean far more than a pleasant and safe and secure fulfillment of my deepest desires. It is a MERCY when He grants them - but His righteousness is displayed regardless.

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an advent prayer

You gave Him up for us all...how will You not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things? Help me to consider these things a grace from Your hand, holding tight to the hope of Your second advent - Your coming again.

Because as for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.

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