“Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. -Romans 12:12 CEB”
So, I admit it. I hate to wait too long for anything. I know its bad but the way my mind works I have to resolve things as fast as I can. For the past month or so I have been fighting a respiratory infection. I tried everything. I went to the doctor 3 times. I’ve been on three rounds of antibiotics. I stayed home in bed. I did airway clearance exercises. Nothing worked. I prayed others prayed and still no relief.
I was losing patience. I was getting antsy sitting at home. I wanted to be working and contributing I felt like I was useless sitting in the bed. So I rushed back to work and to the church. I was ineffective and unproductive. I was still sick. This past month has taught me a few things.
- It’s ok to take a break. The world still turns. The sun still rises and sets. My job, church, and home can function without me for a while.
- It’s ok to rest. By putting down the phone, hiding the tv remote, and hiding the gaming controller and actually rest it gives your body time to heal.
- You are not normal like everyone else. I have PCD and that means getting my airways cleared is different than for others.
In our faith journey, there will be times that we become frustrated and we will hate the wait. During that time we have to rely not only on our own knowledge but we have to rely on our faith that everything will work out. Good things will and can happen. We have to be patient and wait on God. Healing takes time, a relationship takes time, finding the right job takes time and hearing an answer from God takes time. Whatever you are facing… be patient. Don’t get worried. Don’t rush it. Sit still and pray. Then wait.
Oh God, help us to trust in you and your plan. Help us to be patient while waiting for an answer from you. Be the peace in the midst of our storms. Help us to rely on you instead of our fears of the unknown. In your name, we pray, Amen