Tired of waiting? Just be patient...

Psalm 40:1-3 

I waited patiently for the LORD;

he turned to me and heard my cry.

He lifted me out of the slimy pit,

out of the mud and mire;

he set my feet on a rock

and gave me a firm place to stand.

He put a new song in my mouth,

a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear

and put their trust in the LORD.

marriage retreat 028 When I sat down with Evan today in the waiting room of his dermatologist, I wasn't expecting to see this "gentleman" sitting across from me.

Guess he's been waiting a while to see the doctor.

As I looked at him occasionally - trying to be subtle so he wouldn't feel like I was staring (smile), I couldn't help but think that many of us feel as if we have been waiting for what seems an eternity for lots of things in our personal lives to get better or change.

Waiting for God to show us the "next thing" He is calling us to do.

Waiting for medical test results

Waiting for forgiveness or waiting for a heart to forgive.

Waiting for peace in a not-so-peaceful season.

Waiting for answers.

Waiting for our joy to return after grief.

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Well, the good news is this:

God promises that when we wait patiently, He will come through in His time.....and I have learned through the years that His Word never fails..

I guess peace comes from trusting that "He knows best" and that He is working even when while we're waiting.

marriage retreat 030 Evan went and sat by our fellow-patient.........

Hmmmmmmmm.. maybe that's why we're called "patients" in a doctor's office.

Because we are called to have patience while waiiting.

I hope you are waiting patiently, and I pray that while you are waiting, you will "cry out to God" trusting Him to take care of your every need.

Remember, many are watching you as you wait.

Help them to see and fear so that they too can put their trust in the Lord.

Waiting for Him,



6 Comments:

Wow that was great, Thanks i really needed that today, amusing as well:) God bless you

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hope the patients I saw yesterday (almost 40 children) did not think they had to wait as long as that skeleton of a man in your picture.

Have a great day.
carol

Blogger natalie said...

Dear Friend,
Patience, oh my, sometimes I really struggle with this one! I am praying that God will help me with this one.

I got the book you sent, I absolutely love it! Read your story first thing. Tammy, you have been such a blessing. I pray that as the end of this month nears, you feel God arms around you.

Love,

natalie

Blogger Rose said...

I love your play on words! I hope you didn't have to wait as long as that other guy. Thanks for sharing your insights today, it made me smile :-)

Blogger Paula (SweetPea) said...

Girlfriend, I was blown away when I read this verse. I could've sworn I just recently used this verse. I frantically searched my last six or so posts. Nope, not there. I know I read it somewhere. Oh well. That doesn't matter but the message of the verse that He HEARD my cries. Girl, you know I've been waiting forever and a day for my next turn, my next instruction, for my miracle restoration. Waiting is so hard. But fear of not waiting and making a rash decision of disobedience is even worse.

Love,
Paula

I am in a waiting time right now, waiting on God direction for the next step. I have been tempted to step out ahead and follow my own direction but I have also though about just sitting down and giving up. Thank you for the reminder that I have to stand waiting in His glory for Hie timing.

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