Waiting……………Many of us are waiting for many things. Maybe waiting for some called “the right one”, promotion at work, grades, ambition to be fulfilled, calls etc… whatever we are waiting for, we are unsure when or what will be the result.
While I was waiting for the release of my grades in med school, it was killing me ‘cause I didn’t know what to expect. Will I smile after or will I just cry? For the answer, I didn’t know. I never thought that waiting will be hard like that. The feeling that I want to skip the days, so that day will happen. The day when I was always checking my email account if the grades are posted, then if there was none I will think “Is there something wrong with my email?” In those days, I was always checking our group page if there were updates from my classmates. Sometimes, even if you don’t want to think about it, it will just suddenly came into mind and there you again panicking and worrying.
In my case I was just waiting for my grades and it already felt like that, how much more those people who are waiting for bigger things to come into their life. I bet their experiencing three times or even more of what I was feeling. But on the process of waiting, there were things that I learned: to lift everything to God. Worrying will never make our lives longer. Instead of worrying, the Bible reminds us in Matthew 6:32 ““So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.
34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.
Another thing, why shouldn’t we worry, if we know that God is in control of our lives? He holds our future. Whatever the result of our waiting, it is God’s will for us.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Waiting will never be hard if we know who holds our future.
“Be still and know that I am God”