Sun-kissed While Waiting

“May I never forget that on my best days, I still need God as much as I did on my worst day.” 

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Waiting is hard. Most of us wait in grocery lines or in the traffic lights. Some wait for a university letter of offer or a scholarship offer. While others wait for a job offer, a promotion, or a pay raise. Some wait for Mr./Ms. Right, for an engagement, or for marriage. While others wait for a child to hold in their arms, for a prodigal son/daughter to return, or for a disease to be cured. Some wait for someone to take decisive action  to change personally, to provide for the family, and lead  spiritually. We twiddle our thumbs, stifle our yawns, and fret inwardly in frustration. It is something we can almost do nothing about.  We wait for our heart’s desires.

What do we do when our circumstances are falling into pieces? Through the discipline of waiting, we can develop the virtues that take the longest to learn such as humility, patience, submission, persistence, and joyful endurance. On the other hand, what do we do when our hopes are granted? Some celebrate, some learn, some boast. Sadly, others put themselves on a pedestal and move on. This simple but significant observation leads me to keep reminding myself, ‘May I never forget that on my best days, I still need God as much as I did on my worst day.’

Here’s a nature treat I got from my room apartment today and the other day. It is an illustration of good days and bad days. 🙂 Bad days, when I waited for the Blue Moon to appear until late at night but the cloud kept hovering around.  Good days, when I waited for the sun to shine; it shined so bright right before my eyes–I am awed. Either good days or bad days, I trust His heart.

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