I'm not sure why, but it occured to me that even though I am dissappointed sometimes by the length of our wait, that I am living James 1:2-4
2Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials,
3knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
4And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. (Thoroughly prepared if you will)
James wasn't speaking to us directly, he was speaking to a specific people through a letter, but, we can still learn from his words, and I'd encourage anyone to read James and enjoy the very poetic themes he uses. And take comfort in the advice he gives to the Jewish Christians scattered across the Roman world.
And regardless of the desolation of the landscape, God has a plan for this time in our lives, and to use an Old Testament reference: the road to the Land of Milk and Honey was through quite the wild wilderness. Take heart, have hope and dust off your Bible and read James!
Thank you Lord, for your excellent works. For James, your brother, who wrote so beautifully. Thank you for the endurance you're creating in me and my frinds who are waitng. We may not know what it is for, tantrums or teething or teenagers, but we accept and thank you for this time, help us to be comforted, authentic, and alive in everymoment. To be thankful and pray for the matches and placements that take place ahead of us. Help me to feel excited about each day I wake up, for each day I go to my job, and for each difficult patient I encounter. Help me to see it as one step closer, one experience closer and to live one moment at a time.