Dear God, I wish for relief from my troubles, for comfort, for growth, for rewards. Yet you call me to wait. Not yet, you say. Not yet.
I experience this time of waiting as denial. How, Lord, can I see it rightly? There are many circumstances under which I deny myself comfort today so that tomorrow I will grow to be stronger; why can I not see this time of waiting in the same light?
Lord, let me see the challenge you deliver to me as opportunity. Here, today, is my chance to demonstrate devotion to you. Can I seek and accept your will, even in discomfort? Lord, let me please be willing to be one who does this.
Let me wear discomfort and waiting like a cloak of honor. It is my path to you.