Today, it’s rainy across southern California. It’s dark and wet and dreary. The perfect weather for a trip to the unemployment office. Getting there around 8:30am, the line was not as bad as I would have expected it to be. Still, I had to wait. And waiting is never fun, even if you brought a book to read in the meantime. For whatever reason, Facebook didn’t even seem to load fast enough on my phone.
My time at the unemployment office gave me some good time to consider my impatience—I had plenty of time allotted for my visit, even up to this afternoon! Why would I be impatient if I had time? Upon further reflection of this impatience now (no less than 2 hours, I’ll have you notice), I wonder if it has something to do with the focus of my waiting. The prophet Isaiah wrote that “those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles, they will run and not get tired, they will walk and not become weary. (40:31, NASB). The key is to wait for the Lord, not the light to turn green, the unemployment office person helping you out, or new prospects to come. May each of us today remember to wait on the Lord and see Him renew us with energies for His service.