Waiting, Waiting, and more waiting. We are ALL waiting on something. More people than you can imagine are waiting on things that you can’t even imagine. I know that to be true.
I’ve been in my own waiting room. I’ve been waiting for 3+ years to be done with a chronic health problem, but by golly, it just keeps rearing its ugly head. I’m tired of it. No, it isn’t life threatening, but at times it is life altering because yes, it alters my life and how I want to live.
Oh, I’m thankful, so thankful that it isn’t something that I can’t live with. I can– easily, but I just want to be through with it.
I allowed a setback at a doctor’s appointment this week to send me into a funk. I wrote about it on social media. Many of you reached out to me, and it certainly brightened my mood. The great reminder that I had about being in a funk is that getting down is inevitable, but staying down is optional!!
So, if you are waiting on something, I understand!!
If you are waiting for this pandemic to be over, EVERYONE in the world understands!! We are all waiting.
Are We Waiting Well?
I hope that this post is short, sweet, and inspiring. That is its purpose today!!
“I’ll be talking about my favorite person: Jesus. Right when everyone who loved him only knew he was dead but not yet alive. Because I understand that right now. Dead things not yet brought back to life. Assured promises broken. Suffering not yet transformed into healing. That horrible in-between. I wish I had nothing to say about that…but I do.”
That horrible in-between- I know it all too well.
Have I told you that I love to follow Jen Hatmaker? I know she can be controversial, but the thing I love most about her is that she is real. The above quote is real. It’s what is going on in her life right now, and she has turned to scripture to try to make sense of it all.
I’ve never really thought about the waiting that took place after Jesus’ death and before his resurrection. Talk about Waiting Well. We don’t really know what the disciples did while waiting other than HIDE- I don’t blame them.
We do know what the women did. All four gospels tell us that Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (mother of Joses) stayed by and saw where Jesus was buried.
Luke 23:56 adds a bit to their story. It tells us that 56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
So how do we wait well? We look to the Marys. We stay true to who we are as Christians and trust. And, most importantly we OBEY.
Luke tells us the Mary and Mary Magdalene obeyed the commandment of resting on the Sabbath. Isn’t that what we are called to do- simply obey what we’ve been commanded? YES.
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.” James 1:22
“Jesus replied, ‘Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching.’” John 14:23
“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” 1 John 2:17
“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24
As a Christian, I must put into practice what I know to be true. I have to trust that God is in control. I have to obey His word.
9 Bible Verses to Help Your Unique Situation During the COVID-19 Pandemic– These 9 scriptures do show us how to be obedient to different situations that we may find ourselves in during the pandemic.
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