Saturday, October 22, 2011
The Time of Waiting
When the tears and initial pain finally subsided, accusation settled in. I simply wasn't good enough. My hard hard work and diligence was not good enough. The words cut deep, leaving seeds of hatred and bitterness in the wound.
I plucked out most of these seeds through prayer, but could not completely eradicate hurt, discouragement, doubt and anxiety. These remained, winding long tendrils through my heart and mind. More prayer, and the Master Gardner began pruning away the unwanted growth. I writhed with pain under the sheers, but knowing the pruning was necessary, I did not run.
When at last the pruning was finished, and the pain subsided, I picked my self up and continued moving forward. Again I received a series of rejections and faltered, but remained on my feet. He too was rejected, over and over to the point of death on the Cross, and is still rejected. This added some salve to the wound, but it still throbbed.
This morning, God applied another kind of salve through two different devotions. Both reiterated when waiting for something we want, or desperately need, our patience is severely tested, but if we remain open to the lesson we are to learn, we will grow, and a delay is only that, usually followed by a greater blessing than we expect. "...be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him. Psalm 37:7. We are not to rush into anything. We are to remain patient, trusting even when we do not understand.
Fortified with trust, patience and hope, I continue to seek His answer, His solution and I believe it will be nothing short of miraculous.
Posted by Cecilia M Pulliam