The watch pot never boils

As a kid, I remember getting so excited when I knew someone was coming to visit, especially my grandma coming from WV or any family coming from out of town.

I remember constantly going to the window to see if they had arrived. I remember nagging my mom about when they were gonna get there.

As I’d be staring out the window in wait, I remember my mama always saying “the watch pot never boils.”

I finally asked what that meant.

It was her way of telling me that staring out the window was not gonna make them appear any quicker. I was just driving myself crazy. Time passes quicker if you’re busy and not thinking about what you’re waiting on.

Waiting is hard.

Patience is a virtue that I don’t practice very well.

Today, David and I are in wait. We’ve been waiting all day for an answer. A BIG answer. A life-changing answer. Still.. we’ve got nothing.

I’m anxious. A simple yes or no tells us what we have to do next.

It’s stressful.

But as I sit back and think about it and anxiously wait, I have to keep on with my daily routine. I have to keep the boys taken care of. I have to cook dinner. I have to do laundry and clean up. I can’t sit and wait until the answer comes.

Now, after all is done, I need to rest. I’m so anxious I know I won’t sleep, but I need God to help me wait. I need to pray for God to help us get the right answer that we need.

I will wait on the Lord to move. Whatever the outcome, I know it is for our best interest. I know He will work it all out In His timing.

Tonight, the Lord put an old song in my heart:

“They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles and soar. They shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Teach me Lord, thrash me Lord to wait”

The wait is hard. The wait seems long. Teach me, Lord to wait.

Please pray for God’s will in our lives and His touch on this situation.



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