The Waiting Room

The waiting period is always an uneasy time. Take a waiting room at a hospital for example. When people are in a waiting room (situations vary), they have feelings of anxiety, distress, discontentment. I can vividly remember when my grandfather was in the hospital almost 7 years ago, right before he passed. While in the waiting room, we were all in tears. But regardless of the outcome, we still continued devoutly praying the rosary and several other prayers for hours on end. We were constantly reminded that it was all a part of God’s plan. It doesn’t even have to deal with death. It can even relate to a mother about to give birth to her child. The family awaiting the arrival of their new addition can have numerous feelings. Some may have feelings of uneasiness, excitement, and great joy.

As for the topic of waiting for love, the suffering we bear is an example of the crosses we need to learn to carry. The more we suffer, the more we should pray, recognizing that it must a key factor in our lives. Try imagining yourself in your very own waiting room — not a waiting room filled with family, friends, or even strangers in a hospital but rather a room in your heart filled with God and His presence as your heart’s main occupant. Among all of sufferings your heart may go through due to previous heartbreaks or maybe even the hurt from the simple fact of waiting, use that time to pray that He may overtake your heart and that you may finally believe in all firmness that He is enough. Use that time of waiting to become who and what God wants you to be. Grow in His love. If you’ve only given God a piece of your heart, let Him have the rest. He provides the greatest love no other person can ever give.

We shouldn’t perceive waiting as a bad thing. Just like awaiting the birth of a child, although it may be uneasy, we should still be filled with excitement and great joy knowing that God will provide in the end.

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