I’ve been in an emotional slump. Not full blown depression, but still. When life strikes a blow at my happiness, I want to react. I want to act. Fight or flight. Something!
So I prayed.
And the Lord sends the same reply, “Wait.” Be patient.
I feel life is passing me by and all I want to do is catch up.
But I also feel the Lord telling me to wait.
In the grand scheme of eternity, life is just a moment. Yet, I fear I’m missing out in this fleeting fraction of existence.
On my drive back from work, I thought about Jesus Christ and the Apostle Paul.
Jesus said, “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” (Matthew 10:39)
Jesus gave His life to give us the opportunity to live again. If He felt eternity was worth dying for. Surely it is worth waiting for.
Then there’s Paul.
Paul had a thorn in his flesh. And being patient is a pain the 🙂
If God’s grace was sufficient for Paul, it must be sufficient for me. So I’m gonna be patient, keep a good attitude, and trust the Lord.
And it wouldn’t hurt for me to review the Bible Study on Patience.