Waiting is hard work

Published 4:53 pm Friday, August 25, 2017

By John Warren

I don’t like the word.

In fact, it is so frustrating this waiting game.

We are waiting on a storm.

When I moved to the area my supervisor had a meeting of all the new pastors to welcome them. I had been to similar meetings like that every time I moved to a new area but this one had one very different element.

Instructions of what to do in case of a hurricane or tropical storm. An exit strategy. When I went on a Miata rally in St. Louis, I took a day long race car driving class at the speedway there. And I learned that in order to make it around the track through the various curves you had to keep you eye on the next curve and you had to have an exit strategy in case you found yourself in a group of cars.

As the storm comes, I hope you have done both prepared for what is coming and planned on a exit strategy.

But what about the waiting.

I want to suggest to you to spend the time safely indoors if your home is not flood prone. Spend time in prayer with God, catch up on your Bible reading.

“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.” Psalms 130:5-6.

Spend time with the Lord thinking and praying about the things in your life you have been wrestling with and spend this time listening a watching for an answer.

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your won understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

I am reminded of the song “Anticipation” you may have heard it, “Anticipation, anticipation is making me wait.”

It can become over bearing if we let it but remember to trust in the Lord and use the brain that God gave you to do what is safe and best for your family.

God bless and stay safe.