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Tyra is a wife, mom, coco, friend, and author of Virtue: Living Uncommon in a Common World. Her passion is pastoring alongside her husband and making sure everyone she meets encounters the goodness of God. Tyra loves time with her crew, laughing, sunshine, and jeepin’.

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  1. For me, it’s “when?” I have never been good with being patient and find my self getting annoyed waiting. I have begun reminding God how old I am and the longer I wait the less I will be able to do what it is I am asking for (For a variety of reasons, I need to move). Doesn’t that sound awful? I try so hard to trust God, to pray but I cannot seem to totally surrender. It is disheartening. I guess I’ll just keep praying, not matter what.

    • “When” is definitely a common question. I remember complaining to the Lord about being a certain age before He showed me some things in His Word. I asked Him why He waited until I was that old before He showed me. On the inside of my heart I heard Him say, “you’re not an age to me, you’re eternal.” That changed everything.

  2. Trusting in the Lord with ALL my heart and not depending on my own understanding is one of the toughest places to be in my daily life due to circumstances that seem impossible to endure much longer. I too want to know how it’s all going to work out according to His will. Thank you for this reminder to be patient in the conflicts and to TRULY trust our heavenly Father who is able!!!

    • I believe trusting the Lord fully is the highest complement we could give Him. It’s like saying, “I’m not worried at all, my dad’s got this.” I know your dad is right there in the midst of your conflict too.

  3. I love this message. And I love the idea of spending such a dedicated day with the Lord. I want to carve out time to do this. Thank you.

    • I hope you do! Every time I do it I ask myself why I waited so long. It’s always more fulfilling than I even imagine.

  4. Dear Tyra…….Your story was very inspiring to me. I have always trusted God. My problem is with having the patience to wait and I ask Him too many times when and how? I know this is not right but my situation has been going on for so long that sometimes I wonder if it will every be solved. I know this is wrong too, so I go back to God and ask for forgiveness. I am 76 years old and just worry about this thing that needs to be over. Your story really told me that last sentence you have in your message is what I need to do. “Lord, I TRUST YOU” and I will work on the patient part much more. Thank you, Tyra ! What a great way to start my day. Betsy Basile

    • I have to say those words out my mouth every time a test/trial/conflict comes up. Sometimes it’s once a week and sometimes it’s every 3 minutes. Keep trusting, friend. The Lord is always faithful.

  5. Tyra, this is wonderful! I would love to plan “A day with God”! And listening? That would be good.

    • Hahaha! That listening part is what gets us. I hope you do plan a day with the Lord soon. It’s an amazing time.

  6. Thank you for the encouragement. After 25 years of a barren marriage, I am exhausted from asking God “When?” and “How?” I am going to trust in His timing and His ways. I am weary and burdened, but I am not giving up. Going to place my hope in Him and trust Him for the outcome.

    • What a long and hard road. I’m so thankful you have a faithful Father you’re walking it with. He heals the brokenhearted. He is with you and He is for you.

  7. Thank you for this— I have always been one that wants to know the how and when. It drives my husband crazy and I’m coming to realize that it shows a lack of trust and faith. May I learn to totally surrender the details to Jesus! It is a choice that I must make each and every day and I’m praying for the will to do just that.

    • Wow! What incredible words: Total surrender and choice. Sounds like there might be a great article wanting to come out of you.

  8. Love this ‼️
    My verse this year is : “Even now , take your stand and see the great thing which the Lord WILL Do – before your eyes “
    My Word – Expect

    Every day while I wait for my main item to be answered – I see now Something Every day He amazes me with .

    Sometimes we are too focused on a problem and miss seeing the daily blessings

    • This is awesome! What a word!! Expect the Lord to be faithful. Expect the Lord to do what He said He’d do. Expect to walk out the call of God on your life.
      There’s a lot of ways that word can go. How powerful!

  9. Thank you CoCo for sharing your experiences with me today.

    It has taken me a long time to let go of taking care of myself. I mean as a daughter, wife and mother. I am the go between for my immediate family. I’m the secretary for my husband and my mother (I love working with my mother but my husband is very demanding).

    My children bring be joy and I like Praying for their well being. But when I fret over some outcomes, that means I want to control life’s ups and downs for them. That is not my job any longer. I taught them the Love of Christ and now I am to Pray with them and for them. Then I am to surrender my opinions to God and ask for His Guidance.

    Waiting with Endurance is a Journey.
    Don’t give up. Don’t fret as though you don’t have Hope. Hope in Jesus and Hope in God.

    Thank You Lord for Your Word, Grace and Mercy while we see Your Answers Come To Fruition.


    Your Sister in Christ

    • Thank you for sharing your story! We all really are on a journey. I’m so thankful the Lord also has much patient endurance for us. He is so good!

  10. Tyra,

    There are times I have like Mary (mom of Jesus). “How is this going to happen? Not my will but yours.” She trusted God but didn’t quite fully understand the how of her situation.

    Like you I’m not a fan of waiting. Patience is not a virtue I have a lot of. As I’ve grown older & walked more with God my trust muscles have grown also. I’ve witnessed miracles in my own life that I know I can have faith depend on God to do what He says. It just might not be in my timing.

    Blessings 🙂

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