The Agony of Waiting

October 4, 2015



Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

~Psalms 37:7, NASB


Patience is not the ability to wait but the ability to keep a good attitude while you are waiting.

~Image Quotes


The Hebrew word for wait comes from the word agony or anguish. Sometimes waiting can be agonizing, especially for those of us who are prone to worry. An evangelist was flying home from a meeting: he had talked with his wife before his departure and she knew his ETA. When he didn’t show up. She called the airline–“When is flight 4701 suppose to land?” “Sorry ma’am but we can’t give that information over the phone.” She hung up but after 30 more minutes of agonizing worry, she called back, “Can you tell me when the plane left?” “No ma’am we can’t give out that information.” After more agonizing worry, she called a third time, “It is me again, can you tell me if the plan is in the air?” “Yes ma’am, I can tell you the plane is in the air.” With that she hung up and waited patiently. Her husband made it home safely.

Have you ever thought about how much waiting there is to life. Some things cannot be rushed, we simply have to wait. I want to be free of sin and temptation and so do you but we must wait. Our glorification is coming as sure as the sunrise but we must wait. Has the LORD fulfilled all your desires? Don’t jump ahead of him, just wait, He will keep His promise but He cannot be rushed.


  • WOW!  What a day, what a week. My uncle is ready for his departure: it could come at any time. Thank God for the wisdom of my wife who encouraged me to go last Thursday. It was his last good day and it is only by grace that I got to be a part of it. Drove from Rome to Kennesaw and saw Sydney Shelton. The P.A. guy calls her Sydney the side winder Shelton. She had a great game or four sets, which ever. I know very little about Volleyball.
  • My Cousins in Rome loved the video of Willard saying yes, yes, yes–no, no, no. [Auburn/Georgia game a couple of years ago]
  • I went by to visit Gary yesterday morning: he is doing good. May come home next Friday.


College football has become more unpredictable than the weather.


Gary, Keri and Kane


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