Waiting for Answers

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Waiting for Answers

I thought I had gotten better at waiting. I’ve been waiting for answers for Princess Roo for years, and I rarely get anxious and impatient anymore while waiting for her test results to return. But this time, the test results I’m waiting for are mine, and I want to know what they reveal.

I spent yesterday at a specialist appointment to figure out why I experienced some debilitating health issues while I was at Teach Them Diligently Convention in Nashville. Based on some things that have happened since, I am not sure the diagnosis of viral arthritis is going to hold up. Only time will tell.

While I want to know results and am fighting impatience, I’m not really anxious. I have experienced God’s faithfulness more times than I can count, and I know He will see me through whatever comes this time too. In the meantime, I pray for healing and strive to rest in His faithfulness, love, and care. I’m spending time in the Word and prayer and am enjoying time with family and friends, just as though nothing has changed. Because He hasn’t.

How do you spend time waiting? Are you waiting for something today? If you would like to share the burden and the wait, please leave a prayer request in the comments or email me at jennifer(at)jenniferajanes(dot)com.

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5 Responses to Waiting for Answers

  1. Theresa says:

    I’ll be praying with you about your test results. I must admit that I am terrible at waiting. I find myself having to constantly drag myself back from the fear of “What if?” Four years ago, I had a cancer scare. For almost two months, I went for test after test-waiting and wondering, and knowing it was possible that I had something horrible. The only thing that got me through that time was drawing closer to the Lord in reading his Word and praying. Many times throughout each day, as I would feel the panic starting to set in, I would sit down and read and study and pray. As I did, I could feel the fear subside and the peace begin to set in. A couple weeks before this all started, I had ordered a wall hanging for my living room. It had the picture of a lion and a lamb lying side by side, and the words to Psalms 4:8: “I will lie down in peace and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.” I believe the Lord had urged me to have this nearby because He knew how important those words were going to be to me. Thankfully, it wasn’t cancer, and everything is fine now. But it showed me how very much I need Him.

    • I’m so thankful it wasn’t cancer, Theresa! I have been through that type of scare myself, and I found the same to be true—that in drawing closer to Him, I could stay at peace, even in the uncertainty and the waiting. “What if?” is a hard game for me to quit playing too.

      Thank you for praying with me! I honestly think I might have to wait until my next appointment (in late July) to find out more. It’s going to be a LONG month.

  2. Jennifer, I hadn’t read your harrowing experience at the conference before now because I was in the middle of my own. I do believe that the enemy is at work. If we don’t lose hope and persevere, God can do some amazing things.

    When I am full of fear of the future, I ask myself, “Are you okay now?” The answer is always yes. That’s all we need to know. God gives us grace for today. I will be praying for you, my friend. Praying against the fear the enemy wants to inflict upon you. Stick with as much of a healthy routine as possible. I have found myself thinking that I would do thus and so when I felt better. That just feeds my fear as I’m STILL not better. I get on with living, resting when I need to. God willing you will be better by the time you get the results and they won’t matter much.

    • You are so right, Melanie! We are guaranteed nothing but today. If we’re okay for today, then we’re okay because God has already taken care of tomorrow. I have been praying for you, and I will continue to do so. You are right that the enemy is trying to assault me with mind-numbing fear. I choose to rest in God’s promises and let Him take care of me. Take care of yourself!

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