I’m working on updating my website a bit and sometimes I hit unexpected snags. It can be challenging to deal with the unexpected…
Sometimes, I feel tired of waiting. Now, it wasn’t so bad when I was in the hospital with my brain injury, because I had a more vague concept of time and a faulty memory. It never came to mind. For me, issues with waiting depend on what I’m waiting for. Waiting for a vacation is a bit difficult :D. Waiting in a line can sometimes be frustrating too, or waiting for test results from a medical perspective. Currently, the vegetables I’m growing are just starting to sprout and it’s really exciting for me. I will also be able to ride soon – finally!
I’ve found some helpful passages regarding waiting.
James 5:7-8 (NASB) states: “Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains. You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.” This passage is just as relevant for women. Patience is essential.
Jesus is also waiting on His Father’s perfect timing. In the meantime, He is listening to us and has our best interests in mind – even if it doesn’t always seem like it. If I had not incurred my brain injury for example, my life would have been radically different. I don’t know why He planned for me to incur a brain injury – but I know He has an excellent reason, even if I don’t understand it completely right now. We also see waiting mentioned in Hebrews 10:12-14.
“But this man, after offering one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God. He is now waiting until His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are sanctified.”
Luke 12:35-38 discusses how servants who are ready will be blessed. In the same way, you must always be ready on a battlefield – whether you are called at dawn or midnight.
“Be ready for service and have your lamps lit. You must be like people waiting for their master to return from the wedding banquet so that when he comes and knocks, they can open the door for him at once. Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them. If he comes in the middle of the night, or even near dawn, and finds them alert, those slaves are blessed.”
We have reasons to be content waiting – there are useful activities that can be conducted in the meantime…
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