This song was inspired by the times when things don't go as planned, or maybe not as quickly as I think they should. How long will it take before we begin to see some light? Sometimes we can feel like we are the only one passing through these trials, and delaying our successes. But if we really search the scriptures, we will find that most of the main characters had to go through times of challenge before they experienced their triumphs. This song was conceived during a time of waiting.
For this one, I decided to try a voice other than my own and convinced a good friend, Brad Frandsen, to get in front of the microphone at the studio and put his style into it. I think it turned out well. It makes me think I need to pass the singing responsibility on to others more often. Thanks Brad!
My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment...
Worth The Wait
by Michael Squires
I’ve made mistakes, maybe more than my share.
On my knees I’ve been searching for answers to prayer.
Can someone relate? Or are my feelings unique?
I’m weary from waiting for the answers I seek.
But I’m drawn to the scriptures and begin an earnest look
For someone who knows the painful path that I took.
Are there others who’ve walked here or am I just one of a kind?
My search for answers then reveals these thoughts to my mind…
I’m Joseph in Egypt, biding time in my prison;
I’m Jonah on the water, reassessing my decisions;
I’m Peter the night he denied Him three times;
I’m Thomas the doubter, wanna see it with my own eyes.
I’m Alma the younger, hear the angel’s voice;
I’m King Lamoni, need to make the right choice;
I’m Paul the Apostle, after seeing the light;
I’m Joseph in Liberty, wanna know how it’s all gonna work out right.
Right now I may not seem so great;
I just hope that I am worth the wait.
He knows best how to fulfill His purpose divine.
His thoughts and ways don’t always agree to mine.
He uses small and simple to make things great.
So I’ll be patient, and … Wait…
My future has not been set,
He’s not finished with me just yet.
I’m just living my life by faith,
And I’m hoping that I am worth the wait.
Heaven knows I’m worth… the wait
Michael D. Squires - All musical material on this website is copyrighted by the owner, but may be used for non-commercial church or personal purposes without permission. Any recognition of me as the source (and perhaps a quick note to me) is appreciated.