Have you ever reflected on the word “patient?” Having experienced numerous hospitalizations myself, I personally know what it means to come to the hospital to receive medical treatment. You check-in, wait, are led to a private room, wait, are examined by the physician/nurse, wait…the cycle continues. Thus, with all the waiting done here, how appropriate that we use term “patient!”
Now, what are you waiting for in your life? You may feel like you are the patient of the Great Physician. Despite all the trials before you, know that you are never alone, for the Lord is always at your side…even when you may not sense it. Psalm 27:13-14 reminds us, “…[Be] confident of this: [you] will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Like the patients whom we serve have to wait to renew their strength and possibly hope, may this period offer a renewal in your journey with the Great Physician.