In God's Waiting Room
by Ruth Ann McConnell
(Sierra Vista, Arizona, USA)
A story of Faithful Waiting
My late husband, who spent much time in World War 2 and was wounded by a sniper's bullet, had to spend many years in the process of healing in many areas of his body. But as he aged, the healing process began giving way to many other medical/psychological deficiencies, which began wearing on me and driving me more and more to my knees, seeking God for strength and hope.
That hope was found in nothing less than "Jesus' Blood and Righteousness." God's Word became more and more my source of peace and hope, through FAITH!
Ps.127...If it were not for God, who could live, have joy or peace?
Ps.62:1 My soul waits in silence for God alone.
Ps.33:20 Our soul waits for the Lord; He is my help and my shield. "You do not know what you are going to do. The only thing you know is that God knows what He is doing."
I can now fall to my knees in thanksgiving and praise to God that He chose me to suffer many trials in order to continue His sanctifying work in me. It now makes sense to me to "count it all joy when I fall into trials of many kinds." James 1:2.
An additional blessing of processing trials and testing is that I can be used of God to "...comfort those in any trouble with the same comfort we ourselves have received from God." 2 Cor. 1:2-4.
I dare think what my life would be like if God had not chosen to discipline me, as in Hebrews 12:11.