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We live in such an instant gratification society that the whole concept of waiting is like we are being tortured with a slow and painful death. I know when we were struggling to grow our family and it wasn’t happening in MY time, it was beyond painful and frustrating. It was hard to hand that over to God and say “I trust you.” But when I did, I felt immediate peace and comfort…. and a year later we were blessed with my monkey in the middle. I couldn’t imagine my life with out that bugger — he is PERFECT for our family!
What about with our children? Are we teaching them to wait? I work with many college students. They don’t seem to mind waiting….. until the last minute. Right? But then they expect INSTANT access to whatever it is that they procrastinated (not the same as waiting) and become easily frustrated. Are we teaching WAITING? Patience? I sure hope so. This isn’t easy. I do a lot of REMINDING “say please” “don’t interrupt” “we have to wait our turn” “wait” “please wait” “hold on” ….I feel like a broken record anymore. Speaking of broken record — will anyone even know what this means?
I digress…. So we’ve waited, and waited, and waited…. and we think whatever it is we’ve waited on isn’t going to happen. Maybe we give up hope? Maybe we become sad? Angry? Frustrated? OR ALL of those things? I don’t think God ever said that this journey would be easy, right? But then we have to rely on Him for strength and HE will RENEW our STRENGTH!! God can do anything.
Father, forgive each of us for our impatience! When we become anxiousness, frustrated and begin to doubt because of things we have asked you for, help to soften our hearts. Our lack of trust in you, Lord, keeps us from receiving special blessings. Forgive us, Lord, and help us to remember that all things are done in Your time. Help us to remember that you see the bigger picture and know what we need when we need it. Help us moms to teach this to our children and to be an example of patience, trust, love and understanding. Renew our strength Lord and help us to love you more every day! We love and praise you, Lord. Amen!