I know about it but that does not mean that I find it easy. Oh no! I am by nature impatient. I do not enjoy waiting around for things.
Yes, I am aware that this is nothing to be proud of or to boast about. I remember the patience of Abraham, Joseph, Job and even Simeon in the New Testament. But once again knowing does not seem enough at times.
Does that mean I am lacking in faith? I hope not but in all honesty I guess if my faith was stronger I would not become impatient but the truth is that I do trust God. I do believe He is in control and I actually believe His timing is perfect but I still get impatient.
What has brought this about?
We are waiting to hear from a lawyer who is looking into how badly Marilyn was treated when she was in Worthing Hospital a few years ago. We were promised that the findings would be available no later than the 18th of August. As that date approached we were given a bunch of excuses and asked to wait another month. We agreed. As the next deadline approached we were told it would be the end of September. Again we agreed and guess what. Come the beginning of October we were still waiting. I contacted the lawyer who thanked me for our patience (if he only knew) and said we would hear within a week. So come Monday I contacted him again. He said he had everything ready and that he was posting it to us. Well it is now Thursday and nothing has arrived. I have emailed him and he is not even replying.
As you know we also run Christian House Sitters. Until August we were almost flooded with houses, sitters and enquiries. Great! But for the past month things have been deadly quiet. In all the years this ministry has existed I have never known it so quiet.
Oh I know it will soon buck up again and there will be at least the normal flow of new houses, new sitters, etc but at the moment my patience is again being tested. So many people all over the world count on us to enable them to have a rent free vacation. But we are naturally dependent on others making their homes available while they are on their vacation. The children at the home we run in Kenya depend on this ministry for their food, clothing, accommodation, schooling and everything.
Please pray for us that the lawyers will do the right thing and do it soon. Pray also for Christian House Sitters. Finally please pray for me.
God bless you,
NOTE: The 2 pictures used were obtained from email I received. I do not know who created them.