Hebrews 6/15 – And, so having patiently waited, he obtained the promise.
Everyone waits. I wait. My friends wait. Christians wait for Jesus’s coming. The dogs wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Wait. Everywhere I look it seems like we are all waiting for something. Whether it is a phone call to say that a loved one had a successful operation or whether it is waiting to hear if you get accepted to go to counselling school. Or waiting to be with someone you care about. Waiting requires patience. It requires a godly attitude. And sometimes this waiting becomes annoying. Frustrating. Because you want to know. You want to know the outcome. You want to have your prized possession. How I want to press the fast forward button now and know, know what is going on! Dear Lord.
I waited nine long months for my son to be born. Then when the time finally came, I was told he had died. Then the waiting began before he was born into this world. It is difficult to wait and know that you will give birth to a dead child. I had to let go of my feelings so that he could have a dignified birth. No matter where you are in this world, what culture you are from we all understand the concept of waiting. Some betters than others.
I wait. You wait. He waits. She waits. They wait. The only way to keep going when you wait is to distract yourself. To keep busy which seems like an impossible task. It requires a huge amount of patience. It requires self-control. Waiting is everywhere. It is a part of life whether we like it or not. So, I guess its better to learn quickly how to cope with waiting than not to cope with waiting. Having a relaxed prayerful attitude also helps..
I encourage those who are waiting to seek the Lord and to trust the Lord for a good God outcome. Know that my prayers are with you on this day. Waiting is what I am doing. Waiting is what you are doing. But you will get through this.
Remember: God always gives one of three answers to prayers: yes, no, or wait.