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Monday, January 3, 2011

Waiting With Patience

Parkinson's Disease has slowed me down alot. I think it is a good thing. Because, I could no longer zip through chores, I learned patience. I learned that the process of accomplishing something is every bit as important as the completion of a task. My character is formed and refined within those waiting moments. Parkinson's Disease taught me that things just can't be rushed, and if you are feeling a pressing feeling to move ahead but have no peace, then it's probably not the right "voice" to listen to. Hated disease though it is, I have to say, it is a very good instructor. Once again, I can now see that God knew what it would take to cause me to grow and bloom. And He has taught me through the patience I learned, to wait on Him. I wait peacefully, knowing that He is Who He says He is and He can do what He says He can do. It's a beautiful thing, knowing how to wait for the Truth to unfold.
Thank you, heavenly Father that You care for Your children. There are parts of life - realms of existence - that cannot be explored or entered unless faith is employed, and so I thank you for the gift of faith that You give. We all have some measure of faith. Scripture tells us that Jesus is the author and perfector of our faith, and that it will be refined by fire. Thank you for developing the patience I need in waiting for You to perfect me.


Richie said...

God bless you, richly. I suffer from trigeminal neuralgia, which is unexplained severe facial pain. The way I'm coping is realizing that others in the Bible and in the midst of that, God is still wonderful and focusing on Him. It sounds simple, but I was richly blessed when I remembered that. His glory is wonderful regardless of what happens to me. Job and Paul both had awful things happen to them, but God remained wonderful regardless.

God bless you, Richie

Anna said...

Yes, Richie! God does sometimes lead His children into the darkness to set the captives free, bind up the broken-hearted and proclaim the Truth that others might be saved. Never doubt that you have God-given purpose and that He is with you always. Never stop trusting Him. There are people out there that need to hear YOUR story. Thank you