day 2598: The Waiting Room

“Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”

I apologize for the absence of blogs this week. Last Saturday night my wife Patti’s younger brother was in a critical ski accident in upstate New York.  We have spent this week in the Neuro Intensive Care Unit in the waiting room, doing just that waiting. Waiting, praying, waiting. And with each hour, we have seen progress and the answer to ours and so many others’ prayers (thank you).  God does amazing things in the hours that we wait on Him. There are others here who are also in waiting and praying for their loved ones who were injured in one way or another, who won’t leave here as joyful as I believe we will.  What does that say about God and the prayers that are sent that are not answered in the way we want?  In that moment, it’s nearly impossible for our human condition to understand that our waiting period is not the same amount of time as God’s.

I am reminded in this time that we all are sitting in our own “waiting room” as we journey through our lives.  We are just waiting to go home to our Father’s house. Whatever we are waiting on now, God promises that we are waiting for something so amazing He will deliver that today in our happiness, sadness, joy or pain it is unimaginable how worth the wait will be.

I’ll be back on track next week.

Reference: Psalm 27:14 (New Living Translation)

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