I am a good waiter, but not a good wait-er

Psalm 37
Of David.
1 Do not fret because of evil men
or be envious of those who do wrong;

2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.

3 Trust in the LORD and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.

4 Delight yourself in the LORD
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

5 Commit your way to the LORD;
trust in him and he will do this:

6 He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn,
the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.

7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when men succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.

I am waking up on a Monday morning with the knowledge that I am to expect two different calls this week that contain information that I am very anxious to find out. I realize that when people say, “I will call you next week…”, they don’t often mean before noon on Monday. So, it seems a bit ridiculous to even think on an outside chance that I would get a call before Wednesday.

I am just having a really hard time guarding my heart against wanting to get excited about the news, but realizing that the news could be not-so-good and disappointing. How do you wait patiently? How do you give up that control? I guess you “do good, delight yourself, commit your ways.” So for me practically, I am going to do good work… I am going to try to keep myself enjoying life, and I am going to stay focused on God. I use praise and worship to keep my mind focused on HIM.

All this would go really well if accompanied by a ton of people praying for me as well… so, would you please consider sending a prayer up for me? That I would be guarded and I would be prepared for whatever answers I get on my calls this week?

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