Monday, October 15, 2007




This weekend as my BIL experienced emergency brain surgery I found myself preaching a patience in the waiting...
In having another SIL and her husband, both mentally challenged here as we waited to hear and trying our best to serve them in the waiting…to model to them praying instead of worrying...to help them understand……..to love them and celebrate them when we pretty were impatiently wanting the weekend to ourselves…..
In not being close enough to KNOW everything that was going on…and not obedient enough to do what we could do…..and looking at myself instead of preaching it to others, I see over and over THAT very impatience. So I am going to spend a week in prayer…in listening……in Thanking Him instead of badgering Him…at least that is my intent. It’s hard to wait……..it’s hard to humble myself to simply and completely waiting….to listening.


8 comments:

Jeff Jacobson said...

will be praying with you my friend :-)

Jeff said...

i am finding that when i struggle with this the most, He puts me in situations where I have no other choice BUT to wait.

like there was ever anything i could do but wait anyway.

holy chaos said...

praying for you,too

Jada's Gigi said...

yep, I'll be praying too...waiting is terribly hard!

Kansas Bob said...

Sometimes waith can be translated hope.

the_burning_bush said...

Certainly the first step in dealing with brain issues is to stop leaning on one's own understanding, as you are striving to model.

I will be praying for your family.

Kansas Bob said...

Translate 'waith' = 'wait' ... as in Isaiah 40:31 ... here is the translation for wait in 'wait upon the lord' ...

qavah (875c); a prim. root; to wait for: - eagerly waits (1), expect (1), expected (3), hope (3), hoped (1), hopefully wait (1), hoping (1), look (1), look eagerly (1), looked (2), wait (22), waited (7), waited for you eagerly (1), waited patiently (1).

... I think that the idea is that when we wait we do it with hope.

Barbara (aka Layla) said...

Praying still, what is happening?