Wisdom for "The Wait"
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV) reads,: But they that wait upon The Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
In today's world, we seem to be sent the message from many forms of media about instant gratification. AND yet, most of life, seems to be a process much slower than what we are being programmed to expect. I'm concerned what these mixed messages are causing. AND I believe what it can cause, is a feeling of discontent and anxiety, when we do not experience results very quickly.
I was talking with my chiropractor recently, how this "quick fix" mentality is sometimes causing those requiring medical, chiropractic, or other care to become anxious and impatient with their care providers, when the progress made , is slower than they think it should happen. Not only that, but it causes the patient to not enjoy the smaller steps of progress that are being made.
I had to face this in my own journey of chronic illness. I had pretty severe symptoms, that went undiagnosed for thirteen years. When My amazing Endocrinologist gave me a diagnosis and hope for treatment , I was relieved. I envisioned I would be all fixed up in a matter of weeks, if not months. But I had to face his words, when I was told, " as long as you went undiagnosed, can be the amount of time it can take, with treatment, for your body to gain normalcy again." If you do the math, that is a total of 13 years undiagnosed and 13 getting better: 26 years of my life. This would be a BIG WAIT!
I had found the verse from above, early on, in the undiagnosed years and I often meditated on it as a way to find peace and wisdom. I still needed it after starting treatment too. This was a journey for me, of learning to enjoy the little steps of progress. And not becoming impatient and anxious while I WAITED for more progress.
It was not always easy. I prayed for God to speed it up and I knew He could .However, I did not experience much speedy progress. I had steady and slow progress. With a few major obstacles to the progress besides.
But I'll tell you something that still amazes me! God's word IS alive and active and full of power. When I would speak that scripture and truly believe it, I felt His peace and power come into my body and I knew just being in HIs presence and waiting on HIM could do more for me than my medicines. Meditating on HIs word took away the anxious thoughts and brought my mind into alignment with HIM. (I am not advocating not taking medicines prescribed). Yet, if you have to wait for desired results and healing, I AM advocating waiting upon The LORD while you go through the process!
Because any area of our lives can involve waiting:
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