Where’s Waldo?

Emmanuel God with us.

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaish 41:10

Remember when we were young and we played “Where’s Waldo?”, how frustrating it was when we couldn’t find him. That is the same with God, everyday we wake up and we ask “Where’s God?”. Sometimes we can feel him right next to us and sometimes we search and search for him but He is no where to be found.

This past week have consisted of frustrations, anguish, and a whole lot of waiting. It’s fine when I keep myself busy but when I have just a little bit of free time, it hits me and it’s not a pretty sight. Despite all that, I manage to find that little faith in me to hang on, to close my eyes and keeping searching for God when I couldn’t find him.

At the time when you don’t expect it the most, it all comes together and He surprises you, one thing after another. God excites me, His plan for me excites me. I am so excited to see God reveal His plan for me.

I couldn’t have gone this far without so many people and most importantly God. Everyone has helped me along the way whether you realize it or not, anything from the little comment of encouragement to helping me financially or editing my college essays. I thank you for that. 

When I found out, you have no doubt that I was high up in the sky, I was stoked for what’s coming next, stoked to study in the program that I am admitted to. Although it might seem as though I have everything good, there is a part of me wanting to share the joy with you. It doesn’t seem right celebrating without you, you were with me every step of the way and you pushed me to accomplish things that I would not have otherwise.

The next six months will be the final stretch of high school. It’s great not having to worry anymore. Hang in there if you are still waiting, it will all come together through God. When you can’t see Him, have faith and hang in there. He is right next to you, waiting for you to turn to Him.

Lord You know our hearts don’t deserve Your glory
still You show a love we cannot afford

all that is within me cries for You alone
be glorified Emmanuel God with us
my heart sings a brand new song
the debt is paid these chains are gone
Emmanuel God with us.


Trusting in Him,

2 thoughts on “Where’s Waldo?

  1. alandaniel09 says:

    God always comes in unexpected ways. We never expect the unexpected. Remember that? Kelly said that during Cambodia.

    I’m so glad you got into college! Now you can rest easy until…well, for the rest of your high school career. =) And it’s good to see where you turn to in times of hardship – it’s not always easy to put everything in God’s hands, especially in times of stress.

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