This thought from Anne Lamont's, Plan B Further Thoughts on Faith:
(speaking about Jesus) "I don't think much surprises him: this is how we make important changes-barely, poorly, slowly. And still, he raises his fist in triumph."
I am being convicted..."..barely, poorly, slowly..." of the sin of my impatience.
Impatience with my kiddos. Impatience with those we minister among. Impatience with myself...
How can I demand (even quietly in my soul) that the changes I WANT to happen should be completed...fulfilled NOW?
How can I dare surrender my Hope, when the change is slow to come?
"Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord." Psalm 27:14
"Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who HOPE in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40: 28-31