My 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 immediately.”
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.