So Hard to Wait

Psalm 27:14 – Wait for the Lord; be strong and courageous.
Wait for the Lord. (HCSB)

 

paint canLord, I am so physically tired and tired of waiting.  I finished the last of the coffee, but I am still tired.  I started painting the kitchen cabinets yesterday, and they look really good, but now I need to wait.  Wait for one side of the doors to dry so I can paint the other side.  Wait for the drawers to dry so I can put the pulls back on.  Wait for the cabinets to dry so I can put stuff away.  Every flat surface in the house is filled with “stuff”, but I have to wait before I can put it away.  There is a path through the house because even the floors have stacks of “stuff”, but I have to wait before I can clean.  I am so tired of the mess, but I have to wait.  There is so much to do, and all I can do it wait.  Lord, you know that I am not good at waiting.  Wait is definitely a four-letter word for me!  I’m not good at waiting for paint to dry.  I’m not good at waiting for the coffee to finish brewing.  I’m not good at waiting in the store check out line.   I’m not even good at waiting for the beep from the microwave!  And I am not good at waiting on You, Lord.  Over and over You tell me to “wait” and over and over I try to hurry You along.  I lay my cares at Your feet but then take them back to “help” You.  Not only do You tell me to wait, but You tell me to wait patiently.  What?!?!  Then You tell me that I will be blessed by waiting patiently.  Too many times I am like Sarah, helping You along with Your promised blessing.  Most of the time I am like Martha, rushing around when I should be waiting and listening.  David had to wait to be king.  Joseph had to wait for his dream to come true.  Your ways are not my ways and Your time is not my time, Lord. Please calm my restlessness and help me learn to wait.

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