By Katelyn S. Bolds, Staff Member
“So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:28 (NIV)
It is my sincerest hope that we have all experienced the unique delight of waiting at the window for the mail to come. Even in these days of technology and order tracking, there’s something so exciting about watching a little white truck drive up, and not knowing if they are bringing you that package/letter/bookmail you’ve been waiting for. Good things come to those who wait, but we can still wait with noses pressed against the glass to see if they are bringing what we want, right?
Well, that’s what I do at least. It can be easy to get upset or frustrated while waiting. Nothing is more disappointing to me than waiting all day for a delivery and it not coming. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen as much anymore with how easy it is to track packages, but life happens.
In life, it’s even easier to get frustrated while waiting. Whether we are waiting for God to answer our prayers or waiting for His return, it is easy to press our noses against the proverbial window of life, and sit thinking about nothing except, what is to come. But life can go by while we wait. As much fun as it is to wait for the mail, we must not do this with our lives. Listen to God’s prompting for when to be patience and when to act.
Prayer: Dear Lord, give me patience in my waiting. Help me to know when to wait and when to act. Give me wisdom in my day to day. Amen.