The Angst of Waiting

Meeting with my boss, Pastor Les, this morning. He gave me an encouragement that I thought I should take up. He told me that I should really take the time at least once a week to write. Not just these random blog posts. But something a little more substantial. His reasoning was pretty good. Just once a week, and you’ve got 52 in a year. In 3 years that’s enough to fill a small devotional. And so I’ve decided that I’m going to do just that. Not to mention the

So for the next few weeks I’m going to work on this series of posts I’m going to call “The Angst of Waiting”, which explores the theme of anxious waiting on the Lord. It’s kind of like one of those positive negatives… you know something that you’re not supposed to do, but you do for positive reasons… Like “I covet your prayers”…. ahhahaha, you’re not supposed to covet right? But coveting prayers? That must be ok! Haha.

Anyway, likewise, I realize I’m walking a fine line here, of the admonition in Philippians to “be anxious for nothing” and the declaration in Isaiah that “those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength”. What I will do is go through the scriptures (maybe alternating between Old Testament and New Testament) and finding places where people were forced to wait on the Lord. Seeing where that might have gone wrong, and where it might have gone right.

Hopefully, I can discipline myself to do this weekly… first right now for the reasons I mentioned above. Then maybe into my move to Japan. Who knows, maybe in a year or two I will have a little book prepared exploring this theme.

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