I have become impatient in my head and in my heart. I am ready to be finished, at least for the moment, with support-raising. We are at 90%! And still, there’s that thought, that sin of unbelief that says, “Will we ever get there?” and “Why are we not finished yet?”

Here’s what John Piper says about Impatience in his book Battling Unbelief:

“Impatience is a form of unbelief. It’s what we begin to feel when we start to doubt the wisdom of God’s timing or the goodness of his guidance…The opposite of impatience is not a glib, superficial denial of frustration. The opposite of impatience is a deepening, ripening, peaceful willingness either to wait for God where you are in the place of obedience, or to persevere at the pace he allows on the road of obedience—to wait in his place, or to go at his pace.”

I am glad the Lord is in control. I am glad He does not operate on my time table, even though there are times I believe the lie that my way is the best way. He will not be thwarted in His plans. I often want his ways to be my ways, but I am thankful His ways are higher

Isaiah 55:8-9

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts,

neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.

For as the heavens are higher than the earth,

so are my ways higher than your ways

and my thoughts than your thoughts.”