By Rosie Moore

Back on March 28th of this year in my book “My Daily Psalms and Prayers”, I came across this lovely paragraph.  Let me share it with you:

“Why is it that those who do the right thing so often seem to lose out, while those who take shortcuts and cheat and steal and lie seem to have the advantage?  I want to call people on the things—to say something to the person who jumps in front of me, to call attention to the lies of that coworker who got away with something he or she shouldn’t have, and to set things right when someone isn’t being fair!  But you call me to be still, Lord—to be still in mind and body—and to wait for you.  Please take the grudging attitude from my obedience and help me wait willingly, expectantly, and patiently.”

As I pondered over those words, I thought how hard it is to be patient and not wish that things would be different.  It is hard to be patient with my computer.  For several months I have been patiently trying to figure out what makes it tick.  It seems to be changing nearly every day in different forms—it seems like it to me.  I get used to working it one way and the next day it changes to another way.

My grandmother was witty and wise, and one of the verses she used to remind us of when she knew we were trying to get away with something we shouldn’t, “Be sure your sin will find you out.  God sees, even if I don’t,” she told us.  Thus He sees when we’re impatient and feel badly when things don’t go our way.  He gives us patience when needed.”

Thought for the day:  “O Lord. Thou knowest how busy I must be this day: if I forget thee, do not thou forget me.”  Written by Sir Jacob Astley, uttered by him before death in a battle in the English Civil War.

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