On Waiting: Verses for July

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

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Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.*

Verses for July

In July, we wait,

water, weed, and watch

through the hot, hazy days

in the drama of growth slowed

between seed and harvest,

in the greening.

But beneath,

thirsty roots gather strength,

push deep,

wait on the Lord of the harvest

Who in due time,

in the fullness of it,

brings the fruit.

Seeded deep in the wait is also

what the thirsty soul knows

in the heat and the haze,

the watering, weeding, and watching:

The Lord is good unto them that wait for him,

to the soul that seeketh him.**



*Psalm 27:14, NIV

**Lamentations 3:25, KJV

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2 Responses to On Waiting: Verses for July

  1. Cathy says:



    • pbn says:

      Hi, Cathy,

      …and, of course, one thinks of this complementary verse, too: Isaiah 40:31-1, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”

      Blessings and Cheers,


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