I was inspired by Family Christian to write this blog post based on Kyle Idelman’s newest devotional “40 Day’s to Lasting Change” . I am breaking the book down into weekly devotional entries and making it a series of posts. If you would like to start reading at week one click here
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This weeks devotion asked the question: If your life was a movie what would it look like?
Most days I would say my life looks a mess about right now. Not in the sense of turmoil, but exhaustion. You see I am raising a teenager and I have no idea what I am doing. My husband and I are shaking our heads not knowing if we are parenting her the way she needs to be parented.
I am tired of the constant bickering that she wants to ensue in. How do most moms handle this? I am sad that it is hard to enjoy my time around my teenager. I am daily praying that God will direct her path, and that He will help her through this rough patch, but to be honest I am tired of waiting.
You see, waiting on God is not easy. My husband and I use to call this God waiting room when he was going through his cancer scans and treatment, always waiting on results. It can really s%ck to be in God’s waiting room. You know how you go to the doctor and you are waiting in the small cold exam room FOREVER. You keep hearing the doctor walking down the hall, but they NEVER come in. God’s waiting room is kind of like this.
You grow impatient waiting, wondering if they/HE forgot about you and your difficult circumstances. You know your chart is there, your needs and all your records are waiting to be viewed, but you are still waiting. I have actually stuck my head out of the door and made sure they haven’t forgotten about me.
God sometimes walks down these hallways entering in other rooms before He comes to yours. He is answering others, and they are getting answers they need, but you are still waiting.
The Great Physician will enter your room, but in his timing.
Are we always happy with his timing?
No, but His timing is perfect for us. He can answer every question we have, and heal us. So if you are in God’s waiting room, I am right there with you. Our stories are not the same. but the wait is the same.
So what does this have to do with a teenager? I am in God’s waiting room praying my room is next. He can heal my hurts, answer my parenting questions, and give me a big hug and tell me I am doing a good job. He would tell me that I will make it, and she will make it, to hang in there. He will remind me that she is His and He can do what I can’t. I have to trust in Him. Is that easy? Not always, but I will pray everyday that He gives me the strength to sit and wait in His waiting room, because when He enters we will never be the same.
Are you in a waiting room waiting for some answers? If so hang on, your room could be next.
If your life were a movie what would it be? Mine would be: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Ha ha!