Waiting is always difficult: Waiting to see someone I love, test results, or even for food at a restaurant.
In Japan there is a famous beloved story of a dog who was waiting for his owner at a train station month after month though the owner went to war and never came back. I feel so sorry for the dog, thinking how discouraging and lonly to wait for the owner.
In the midst of a trial, it is very hard to wait for relief to come. Yet the Bible tells us to wait upon the Lord patiently. “Patient” means “long-suffering”, and “Love is patient,” according to the Bible.
In the ESL Bible study, we discussed about how to wait upon the Lord while it is difficult. My answers were; #1. Praying and listening to God’s Word through the Bible. #2. Remembering how God was faithful to me in the past protecting me and guiding me. #3. Encouraging each other with Christian friends, who also have the faith.
And #4, I learned, to serve someone. Usually we think we have to be strong and fine first in order to serve someone else. Yet actually we should go out to serve someone else especially when we are discouraged or depressed because at such a moment we tend to obsess about ourselves and close up to inner and inner, according to George.
As the next CT scan is scheduled on next Wednesday, a temptation of fear is growing, yet God sent me help. After the study, I have called several senior friends to see them. My life is in God’s hand. Trusting Him to take care of it, I will go to serve for His Kingdom.