son was wheezing and gasping for breath. I had never seen him so sick. His face
was pale and his irregular breathing pattern was very scary. I got worried and
started to panic. I didn't even call the doctor's office for an apppointment --
no time to waste!
I just bundled-up my son, David, and rushed him to the doctor's office. All that
was going through mind was "I have got to get the doctor see my son
When we reached the doctor's office, I was not happy because there were so many
other people waiting to see the doctor. The nurse checked my son and said he'll
be okay -- you'll just have to "WAIT" for your turn. Easy for her to say --
David wasn't her son. So, I did wait (I had to). My son still looked very, very
sick, to me.
Finally, I took a deep breath and started looking at the faces of the other moms
and dads in the waiting room. I could see a calm, relaxed and peaceful look on
their faces. I guess they all knew that they were at the doctor's office and
that their turn would come, and they had faith that the doctor could heal their
child, or at least make them feel better.
When I realized that, I said a little prayer, and I imediately started to feel
more at peace too. Just knowing I was in the "waiting room" at the doctor's
office, who I believed could make David bounce back to normal made me feel
better, and calmed my panicking heart. I knew that everything was under control,
and even my son looked like he was getting better already.
In the same way, if we are worried and restless because of other uncontrollable
problems in our life, we should rush to the "waiting room" of JESUS. Yes, we
will probably have to "WAIT" there too. But when the time is right, He will take
care of all our needs.
We panic when we try do everthing on our own and are far away from HIM. So, get
closer to HIM by going to HIS "waiting room," through prayer. When we pray and
"WAIT" upon the LORD we can definitely feel the peace and security that only HE
can provide. JESUS is the only one who can truly help us. Besides that, HE knows
our every "true need," and He will nerver fail us.