Worth The Wait

September 3rd, 2013

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Psalm 37:1-11

Have you ever wondered how many hours of your busy life you spend patiently–or impatiently–waiting? We watch the news and wait for the world to get better. We tighten our belts and wait for work. We wait in lines at airports and in grocery stores. Our impatience compels us to play waiting games.

Through “people watching,” I can actually “work” while standing in airport lines. That fellow scratching his bulbous nose and two frequent flyers ahead of me might well fit into my next short story. At the grocery stores, my games get more serious as I silently thank God for the food in my cart and pray for those who wait in lines in other places and can only hope for food.

Such games do not work while waiting on God to heal the sick, provide a job, or work miracles in the life of a loved one. God’s problem-solving methods look more like a chess game. Each piece (or person) must be in place before He makes His move. It’s how one wins the game.

Author: C. Ellen Watts

One Response to “Worth The Wait”

  1. Velma Bayless Cox Says:

    September 7th, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Thank you for Worth the Wait. I needed this to remember or actually start praying for those around me as I wait.

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