Wednesday, February 25, 2009
WAITING . . . PATIENTLY?
It had been a difficult morning. Our car died and we were stranded in town, ten miles from home. While waiting to be rescued, my daughter and I walked two blocks to the library.
As we tried to enter the front door, we found it locked. The door should have been open at that hour. We could even see the librarians inside. No amount of knocking, however, could have been heard through the double oak doors. We decided to wait, enjoying the morning sunshine and birds’ songs. Eventually the librarians would note the time and open the door.
Soon other library patrons joined us. Some wanted to go to the back of the building and pound on the employee’s door. Others began waving their arms around in hopes of being seen by the librarians. Someone else suggested going to a nearby business and calling on the phone so we could enter.
It became clear - we could patiently wait or we could expend excess energy uselessly trying to get what we wanted - NOW!
Isn’t this the same scenario we experience when the Lord places us in a position to wait? We can become a whirlwind of activity or we can be still, knowing and trusting that in God’s perfect timing He will act and open a door for us through which we can walk.
Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7
Heavenly Father, when it is a time of waiting on You, please show me how to wait patiently. In Jesus’ name. Amen