moment · Prayer

patience… needed…

Patience…
I thought I had more than a bit…
today… I’m not so sure…

A slow… really… slow… computer…
reveals my impatience…
another on the fritz… highlights it bright…

I’m reminded of yesterday’s moment of burden…
I suspect it was rooted in impatience…

The story I heard… centered on prayer…
a couple praying for twelve years… every day…
then one day… they recognized their prayers answered…

That’s when the burden was uncovered…
the heart pressed…

Seeing today’s impatience makes me connect it to the story of  prayer…

You see… there are things I’ve been praying for a long time…
years… and… years…

Instead of seeing encouragement in the story on answered prayer…
impatience surfaced…
the weight of waiting making me weary…

So here’s the confession…
I… am… impatient…

Wondering what repentance looks like…
Another long haul…?
hmmm…

Cultivating patience is a long process…
waiting on… hoping for… hope…
surety of what I do not see…
certainty of what I hope for…

You also be patient. Establish your hearts,
for the coming of the Lord is at hand.
James 5:8 ESV
Patience… expecting Him… any moment…

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