Are We There Yet?

54AF7D43-FE08-428B-87AD-2B2938DD688EMy 8 year old son still asks the same question a million times on any road trip over an hour. “How many more minutes before we get there daddy?” Usually no matter what your response he just takes a deep breath of disappointment as he says “it’s taking such a long time to get there.” I’m starting to feel the same way about the longest road trip I’ve ever been on in my life. It’s been 1,005 days since I’ve been waiting on my major back and nerve pain to go away!

As I flip back through the calendar years I can’t believe I’ve been waiting 24,120 hours, 1, 447,200 minutes, and 86,832,000 seconds for God to stop my constant pain. To say I’m learning to be patient is an understatement. I don’t actually keep track of every second and minute, but I’ve got a little bit of my 8 year old still in me. Often, I just take a deep breath of impatience and silently ask God a repetitive question. Heavenly Father, are we there yet? It’s been a lot of minutes and I’m ready to get out of this pain.

Now, I continue to wait on my full healing knowing God is up to something. Yes, the car seat I’m presently in stills feels uncomfortable most of the time. However, I know God has me in it for good reason. All the reasons I may or may not know this side of Heaven. I truly believe God is protecting me while using this to propel His will forward. One day, He will remove all my pain and prove that even when I couldn’t understand He was creating a masterpiece that just took time. Until then I will keep waiting and trusting my Heavenly daddy with the steering wheel of my life.

“ Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40:28-31)

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