Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: Psalm 37:7a
Years ago I prayed for patience. I know people say patience is a dangerous thing to pray for, but I figured it was something that God really wanted me to have, and so I asked Him for patience. He continues to answer that prayer in many ways. Only God knows how impatient I really am. I've been told I must have the patience of a saint, but I don't often feel saintly.
Last night my husband and I went out to look at a puppy. Suffice it to say, we were both disappointed. The puppy was cute and very much in need of love, but it was one of those "red flag" situations and neither of us felt comfortable paying a large sum of money to this particular breeder. We went away sad for the puppy but content with our decision.
I keep telling myself to let go of the situation and just wait on the Lord. He brought Ellie to us when we were least expecting it, taught us both some valuable lessons, and He knows both what we want and need. He also knows what is best for us and those we love. Can I rest and wait patiently? Am I willing to sit and be still? Do I really believe He knows and will do what is best? I'd like to think I am willing but I often find myself stubbornly impatient.