Did you know that worrying only leads to evil (Psalm 37:7-9)? Think about it . . . when has anything we’ve worried about ever lead to good (the worrying, I mean). No, it wastes precious time and energy and our own resources for thinking good instead of fretting about anything–especially things we have no control over. Worrying also tells us our true state in trusting God (ouch, that one hurts). In other words, do we really trust God? With everything? Even that thing we are worrying about RIGHT NOW??? Worrying is one of the hardest things to try to stop doing. And I know as I do it far too much.
The other side of that coin in waiting. Nobody likes to wait, especially in a society like ours where most of our whims can be satisfied in a moment’s notice (as in 24/7 access). And when God reminds us to “Be still and know that I am God” and to “wait patiently for him” (Psalm 37:7), we wiggle–a lot.
And wait well . . .
Everyone has to wait. I don’t know of anyone who seeks to wait. We are forced to wait. We wait for the doctor; we wait in traffic; we wait in the grocery line; we wait for results; we wait for opportunities; everyone is confronted with the necessity to wait. Therefore, we get a lot of practice in how to wait well.
The advent of Smartphone game apps makes waiting a little more bearable for me. I play solitaire on my Smartphone to pass the waiting moment. I…
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