Breathe Again – Holding your breath for the promise
I’ve been holding my breath for 3 weeks now
No, I ‘m not trying to set a new world record
I’m holding my breath because I’m waiting
I dare not let my imagination run away with me
Dreaming of better things, greater things
The things I’ve waited so, so long for
The promise that God gave to me all those years ago
That I’ve stood on, cried over and held dear
Could it finally be coming to pass?
Could the publishing door finally open for my book to come to life?
And then I wonder
What if it doesn’t happen?
What will I do then?
Will I be able to breathe again if it all goes wrong?
Your “holding your breath” moment may look different to mine
Maybe you’re waiting on an important exam result
Or a test result from your doctor
Or two lines on that pregnancy test
Whatever your holding your breath for
You tell yourself that you can breathe again
When the exam is passed
The test result is clear
When you can finally shop for those maternity clothes
But God sees it differently
He reminds us in Scripture, that He’s with you
Through your “holding your breath” moments
We think that God is only with us when the promise is fulfilled
When we come up for air and breathe again
When everything turns out for good and we can relax
That’s when He’s with you
But God reminds us in Hebrews 13:5 that, ‘He will never leave us or forsake us’
Even when we feel it’s all going wrong and you’re drowning
In a sea of hopelessness
Holding your breath for the promise
He’s still with you
And just when you think you can’t hold your breath for another second
God gently reminds us, that you don’t have to have it all figured out
He just wants you to breathe again and trust His plan
Even when the deep waters of disappointment wash over you
He’s got you
He hasn’t forgotten His promise to you
It may look a little different to what you imagined
But you have to trust Him
Because God promises that His words, ‘…do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them’ (Isaiah 55:11)
And you don’t need to hold your breath for that promise!