All my longings lie open before you, LORD; my sighing is not hidden from you. My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes. My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away. Those who want to kill me set their traps, those who would harm me talk of my ruin; all day long they scheme and lie. I am like the deaf, who cannot hear, like the mute, who cannot speak; I have become like one who does not hear, whose mouth can offer no reply. LORD, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God. For I said, “Do not let them gloat or exalt themselves over me when my feet slip.” For I am about to fall, and my pain is ever with me. I confess my iniquity; I am troubled by my sin. Many have become my enemies without cause; those who hate me without reason are numerous. Those who repay my good with evil lodge accusations against me, though I seek only to do what is good. LORD, do not forsake me; do not be far from me, my God. Come quickly to help me, my Lord and my Savior.
Lord, waiting on You is hard. The procedure took longer than I thought. And now I anticipate the results. My mind gets carried away with the “what if’s.” Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.
Lord, waiting on You is hard. Today he says that he will file the papers. How can all the years together—the home, children, memories—how can they all be packed away in his mind like seasonal ornaments stored in the attic? Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.
Lord, waiting on You is hard. Recovery wasn’t supposed to take this long. Why so many complications? Where is the healing? Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.
Lord, waiting on You is hard. I have had a peace since leaving the meeting where I learned the company was downsizing. I knew You would provide. I was confident that a new job…a better job…would come my way. I still am…but…the days have turned into weeks. Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.
Lord, waiting on You is hard. But I have learned the danger of running ahead…doing my own thing…trying to work my own timing. Please give me the will to wait for You and give me peace in the waiting. Lord, I wait for you; you will answer, Lord my God.