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Will You Hold the Stars in Place While I Sleep?

Have you, like me, ever found yourself in the waiting?  

With the arrival of one answer comes the waiting of another.  I have discovered that much to my dismay, there is always something that lies in the waiting.  Waiting for the blessing of life or the unveiling of the gender of a child within.  Waiting to discover who your spouse will be or that of your child. Waiting on a job, a check.  That unanswered prayer.

And with the waiting comes the wondering and if we're not careful, the worrying. 

Never a day has gone by that I haven't found my heart in the waiting and the wondering of just how "that thing" will turn out.  How will the prayer be answered. The circumstance resolve. My stomach churning and gurgling as I turn on my 'merry go round' of worry. 

Such was the case last night as I whispered my requests before an almighty God. And as I gazed upon the stars shining ever so brightly, city lights barren, far away from my country home, I marveled at the goodness of our God. 

And the conviction covered the far-reaching corners of my worried heart, bringing warmth and hope much like the oozing of lava from a volcano.  With the assurance that He can hold the stars in place, surely He has my heart in His. 

And my requests turned to the thanking and the KNOWING that He is at work in the universe and most surely in the world of "mine."

So, with one final request, I closed my eyes and fell fast asleep..."God, I know you are able to give my weary heart rest and bring the calming renew as I wait upon you. Will you grant my one last prayer... will you hold the stars in place while I sleep tonight?"

Job 38: 6-7, 32 "On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone-while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?" "Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs?"