Lessons from Tucker

Waiting can be lame at times, especially when we don’t know what we are waiting for. Tucker, my dog, recently fell out of the bed and injured her leg.  She’s been limping for a couple of weeks and I took her to the vet.

The veterinarian prescribed minimal activity for Tucker, which is crazy and sad for an energetic dog like her. But, doctor’s orders. So now, we rest. And she hates it. It makes me so sad to see her laying on her bed bored out of her mind. She can’t see the end. I can’t communicate to her, this will only be for a short time. When you heal, walks galore! frisbee! play time!

So, we wait. And we rest. And she is depressed. I want to do the wrong thing and let her be as active as normal… just to see her happy. But that wouldn’t be wise on my part as her care taker.

Waiting in our lives can be just as depressing and confusing. But, God has a plan and He knows what He’s doing. And sometimes, He doesn’t give us all the answers because it wouldn’t be best.

If there is something that you want and you can’t stop thinking about it, here is a great exercise to help you wait faithfully for the Lord and His timing:

*Write down what it is you’re obsessively thinking about.
Ask God to remove it.
Ask for forgiveness.
Ask, what’s the root cause of this issue?
Keep asking these questions until you receive peace.
God will reveal it when it’s time.
It’s important to trust God with our desires and find areas where we are not believing in His goodness.

If we go to God and surrender our lives to Him, waiting can be a time of peaceful trust in the Lord. It can be a time to draw near to God and watch Him provide in ways you could not have anticipated.

 

 

*These exercises have been given to me by my counselor, Renee, who has helped me work through many of my life issues.

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