And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience… – Romans 5:3
I’ve asked God to help me keep my sense of humor during this time of waiting. Have you ever had to wait while in pain, just wishing that things would move along more quickly than they are? At this point I know I will have surgery – but I don’t know when yet.
God reminded me of something today while I was looking around at a local nursery. The most beautiful flowers surrounded me, so I slowly toured the open market and took in every little thing. There were Monarch Butterflies everywhere!
I watched one of the butterflies on a flower. Butterflies are such delicate creatures, yet when the wind kicked up, it was not blown off the flower. The wings bent a little with the wind, but the sticky “feet” of the butterfly kept it in place.
God spoke – “I gave that butterfly what it needs – to do what it needs to do.”
Will God do less for you and me? Certainly not.
I’ve been a Christian for a long time. There’s an old joke – you should never pray for patience because if you do, you will be given a trial or tribulation. I assure you, I did not pray for patience, yet – here I am, dealing with a trial.
I feel hopeful now that God will help me through this. It’s just a rough patch, a tribulation – thankfully, a temporary tribulation. Pain makes most of us sparkle a little less, though we always want to be a good representative for our Savior. It’s our opportunity to prove that His strength is perfect in our weakness.
He must become greater; I must become less. – John 3:30
He knows my frustration in my situation right now, but He will give me everything I need to get through. I know I’ll feel so much better after my surgery. I do pray that God will help me in the meantime – and I know He will. 🙂