"Drew, wait…" (Part 3)

This is the third post in the series “Drew, wait…” You can find the first post here and the second post here.

One of the things that makes waiting hard is fear. Often times suffering can feel like a fast approaching enemy that must be fled. We run as fast as we can by keeping ourselves busy, exploring every possible avenue to escape the suffering, we make phone calls, talk to friends, exhaust our financial resources, scower the internet, and drive great distances in the pursuit of some form of salvation from the monster at our heels. In the midst of the busyness of these pursuits and the franticness of our searching for answers, waiting seems unfathomable.

This is certainly not to say that we should simply collapse under the weight of life, nor that we should not pursue relief for our suffering or the suffering of those around us. The problem is that all of the noise that we make and the striving that we engage in is frequently the result of our own paralyzing fear of what may or may not happen.

Psalm 62:1-2 says, “My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.” One of the great blessings of waiting is that it forces me to cease all of my striving against the fear of what will come. Waiting brings a tranquility to one’s heart that was purchased by the precious blood of Jesus who came to free us from fear.

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November 18 2008 05:09 pm | Waiting

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